Dr. Prabhu Aggarwal Appointed as next President of NIIT University

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The not for profit NIIT University (NU) declared the appointment of Dr. Prabhu Aggarwal as the next President of NU. He supersedes Prof VS Rao, whose term ended on 30th June 2020. NIIT University was established with the vision to bring about innovation in higher education and to deliver distinctive education through the pioneering use of technology.

About Dr. Prabhu Aggarwal, president NIIT University

Dr. Aggarwal has all-encompassing expertise in the fields of engineering, process, management, education, and leadership development spread over 3 decades. An important part of that was at the Mason School of Business, College of William & Mary, Virginia, the USA. Also, at the College of William Mary, he conducted the center for professional development programs for working professionals particularly.

He is a graduate from IIT Kanpur with a major in Mechanical Engineering. Later he went to the University of Washington, Seattle, the USA for pursing his MBA and Ph.D. in Operations Management.

After his return to India in 2012, he served as the VC of OP Jindal University (Rajgarh). After that as Academic Advisor to the National Rail and Transportation Institute, among other services.  

Dr. K Kasturirangan, Chairperson NIIT University conferred that: 
“Dr. Prabhu Aggarwal brings three decades of academic experience to the University. His unique blend of experience will help advance our mission of building innovation in higher education”

Dr. Prabhu Aggarwal, President, NIIT University on the appointment expressed that:
“It is both an honor and a privilege to lead the NIIT University, which is focused on building a model of higher education that fosters critical thinking, innovation, and a research mindset. I look forward to the opportunity to guide the future of NIIT University; particularly given the enormous challenges posed by current uncertainties and therefore new prospects that higher education is faced within the present times”

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