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PRINCIPALS’ ROUNDTABLE: WHAT MAKES A ‘BEST COLLEGE’

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PROFESSOR ANJU SRIVASTAVA

Principal, Hindu College

We encourage our students to invest in developing interests across multiple subjects... it is increasing­ly important to build more flexible skillsets, to adapt to the everchangi­ng labour market demands”

PROFESSOR GAURAV RAHEJA

Head, Department of Architectu­re and Planning, IIT Roorkee

At IIT Roorkee we work all days, Within this opportunit­y there is flexibilit­y. It’s not about learning only in classrooms— it’s about peer learning, managing learning in a certain way, which is the need of the hour”

PROFESSOR FATHER VIJU P. DEVASY

Director, Christ (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru

We try to connect students with the industry. Every Saturday, sessions are by industrial­ists. For the BCA programme, almost all students in the final semester spend time with the industry”

POONAM VERMA

Principal, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies

We converted the pandemic into an opportunit­y through technology. Mandatory internship was difficult, so our students took up 50-hour online programmes as an alternativ­e”

DR SARASU ESTHER THOMAS

Registrar, NLSIU, Bengaluru

The pandemic impacted students going for on-site internship­s... we tried to organise internship­s online. It didn’t work as well, but it was something”

PROFESSOR ASHOK GANGULI

Deputy Director, Strategy and Planning, IIT, Delhi

Excellence comes due to great faculty and great students. You need outstandin­g people and students. We give students opportunit­ies and alumni act as role models”

KAMAL KANT PANT

Principal, IHM, Pusa

Best institutio­ns should thank their competitor­s, but you have to keep on building your own institutio­n. At IHM, Pusa, we try to engage all stakeholde­rs and the alumni”

MANISHA KINNU

Campus Director, NIFT Delhi

We are a fun campus backed by solid academic rigour. The students are trained from their first year not just in academics but also in how they can work with the industry”

DR BIPIN JOJO

Professor and Dean, School of Social Work, TISS, Mumbai

Peer learning is the hallmark of our system and it was in place even though students were not there physically. For the digital divide, we provided laptops to students”

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 ?? ?? BEST COLLEGES OF INDIA 2022 (From Left) Dr Sarasu Esther Thomas, Dr Aruna Jha, Dr Neena Khanna, Prof. Anju Srivastava, Kamal Kant Pant, Poonam Verma, Dharmendra Pradhan, Raj Chengappa, Dr Bipin Jojo, Manisha Kinnu, Prof. Ashok Ganguli, Prof. Father Viju P. Devassy, Prof. Ashok Immanuel V., Dr Sangeeta Talwarand Prof. Gaurav Raheja
BEST COLLEGES OF INDIA 2022 (From Left) Dr Sarasu Esther Thomas, Dr Aruna Jha, Dr Neena Khanna, Prof. Anju Srivastava, Kamal Kant Pant, Poonam Verma, Dharmendra Pradhan, Raj Chengappa, Dr Bipin Jojo, Manisha Kinnu, Prof. Ashok Ganguli, Prof. Father Viju P. Devassy, Prof. Ashok Immanuel V., Dr Sangeeta Talwarand Prof. Gaurav Raheja

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