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Lecture on "Building Research Universities"

Event Name (Full/Detailed): 
Institute Lecture

The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay is organising an Institute lecture on Thursday, April 15, 2021. The details of the lecture are given below:

Title   :            "Building Research Universities"

Speaker :        Prof. Pankaj Jalote, Distinguished Professor (and founding Director), IIIT Delhi

Day & Date :   Thursday, April 15, 2021

Time      :        5.15 pm


Research universities (RUs) are those degree-granting institutions which strongly emphasize their research mission while providing excellence and leadership in education, and whose systems are aligned to succeed in this mission. A large higher education system is necessarily a differentiated system of which RUs are a small, but essential and important portion. The seminar will briefly discuss the importance of research and criticality of RUs even in a relatively poor country like India, and how RUs can be differentiated from the rest. It then mentions some key characteristics of a RU and briefly discusses them – these provide pointers for a university regarding what it can do to become an RU, or improve its standing in the global comity of RUs. It ends with a brief discussion of what as a country can be done to develop strong RUs.

About the speaker:

Prof. Pankaj Jalote is Distinguished Professor at IIIT-Delhi, of which he is also the founding Director. Prior to this, he has been a Chair Professor at IIT Delhi, Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the IIT Kanpur, and an Assistant Professor at University of Maryland at college Park. On leave from academia, Prof. Jalote was Vice President at Infosys Technologies Ltd. for 2 years, and a Visiting Researcher at Microsoft Corporation, Redmond for a year. He has a B.Tech. from IIT Kanpur, MS from Pennsylvania State University, and Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of five books including the highly acclaimed CMM in Practice, which has been translated in Chinese, Japanese, Korean etc, and the best selling text book An Integrated Approach to Software Engineering.Prof. Pankaj Jalote has recently authored Building Research Universities in India (SAGE, Nov 2020). He writes a blog on Higher Education in India (jalote.wordpress.com ) and has written many opinion articles in leading newspapers. Prof. Jalote is a Fellow of the IEEE and INAE.


Event Date: 
15 April 2021 - 5:15pm
Online Mode
IIT Bombay, Powai