The not-for-profit, NIIT University (NU) has announced the appointment of Prof VS Rao, a renowned education administrator, as the next President for NU. The NU has been established with a vision to bring about innovation in higher education and learning in emerging areas of the knowledge society. Currently, the acting Vice Chancellor of BITS Pilani (overseeing the campuses in Pilani, Hyderabad, Goa and Dubai), Prof VS Rao will be joining NU in July this year.
With a distinguished career spanning over three decades, Prof Rao has been the Founding Director for BITS Pilani (Hyderabad campus) since 2006. He is sure to bring forth rich expertise of over three decades of institution building and experience of developing work-integrated programs, to promote strong industry linkages at NU. Being a PhD in Chemistry, with a specialisation in the field of Green Chemistry, he is deeply involved in promoting innovation in higher education.
Recently, NU has entered into strategic alliances with leading organisations like ICICI, ESRI, IBM, WNS, PwC and Federal Bank, for offering pioneering Masters level programs.