NIIT University, a not-for-profit institution today announced the appointment of Dr. Rajeev Shorey as the first President of the educational establishment. Dr. Shorey, will be responsible for the overall functioning of NIIT University, which is dedicated towards building great careers and ensuring exceptional job opportunities. Spread over 100 acres of Green Campus, at the foothills of the Aravali Range in Neemrana, Rajasthan- NIIT University aims to create a research culture from day one, forge deeper industry linkages and provide seamless education using best technology. Welcoming Dr. Shorey on board, Rajendra S Pawar, Founder, NIIT University, remarked, 'It is my privilege to welcome Dr. Shorey as NIIT University's first President. A renowned scholar and an eminent researcher, Rajeev has been acclaimed in national and international forums at a young age. I am confident that Rajeev's dynamism and zeal for research will help shape NIIT University as a centre for excellence in academia and research, committed to building great careers in tomorrow's knowledge economy.'
A Ph.D holder and a Gold Medalist from The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, Dr. Shorey's research papers on wireless and wired networks have been published in more than 50 international journals and conferences and he has 10 US patents to his credit. Dr. Shorey worked with General Motors India Science Laboratory (ISL), in the Vehicle Communications & Information Management Group, Bangalore, prior to joining NIIT University. His earlier assignments include a 7 year stint at the IBM Research Laboratory, New Delhi and with SASKEN Technologies, Bangalore. During his association with IBM Research, Dr. Shorey was an adjunct faculty in the Computer Science Department at IIT, Delhi from 1998 to 2005. He has served as a faculty at the Computer Science Department at the National University of Singapore from 2003 to 2004, while being associated with IBM Research Labs. Talking about his new role Dr. Rajeev Shorey remarked, 'Research as an approach in any discipline is the key to success in today's complex and fast changing information economy. This is a challenging opportunity for me to ignite the passion for excellence in research and academia in today's youth.'