One of the core principles of NIIT University (NU) is consistently being "Industry-linked" via internships, placements and more. Participation of industry in every process and function of University as an equal partner is the NU philosophy. The Industry Advisory Boards (IABs) have been constituted to translate the above philosophy into action right from the inception of the University.
Very often academia is criticized for not having enough contact with industries and therefore not being in touch with industries' talent and research requirements. This core principle of "Industry linked" and consequent formation of IABs are aimed at building a strong, engaging and active relationship with the industry.
IABs have been set up for the various NU programmes including the M.Tech. Programmes (Computer Science & Engineering and Educational Technology) to participate with NU in various activities that cover the full spectrum from admissions to placements.
Portfolio of Collaborative Efforts
In specific terms, IAB influences and supports the following in the University:
Programme design and curriculum.
Identification of Adjunct Faculty from industry for both technology and management.
Process of selection of high caliber students.
Identification of research projects.
Process and approach for Industry Practice/Internship.
Placement opportunities in the industry.
In addition, the IABs are expected to be innovative forums that create new mechanisms to help students have a deeper and involved interaction with the industry. Also, the IABs will advise the NU leadership on industry trends and directions.
Dr. V.K. Vinayak
President, Biopharmaceuticals R&D
Panacea Biotec Ltd.
Dr. S.V. Ramakrishna
Group Advisor – Industrial Biotechnology
Praj Industries Ltd.
Dr. Dinesh K. Paliwal
General Manager – Biologics
Dr. Suman PS Khanuja, FNASc, FNAAS
(Former Director, CIMAP, Lucknow)
Mayar Biotech SEZ
Computer Science Engineering
Country Manager-R&D Center
K Nageshwara Rao
India Engineering Centre
Pune Design Center
NVIDIA Graphics Private Ltd.