Marwadi University announces the appointment of noted educationist and thinker Dr Sandeep Sancheti, as its new Vice-Chancellor. He will play an extremely important role in guiding the vision of Marwadi University to cement itself as a leading centre of academic & research excellence in India.
With a proven track record of building some of the finest academic institutions across India, Dr Sancheti has more than three and a half decades of experience in the field of teaching, research, and academic administration. He holds a PhD from the Queen’s University of Belfast, UK, and served as the Vice-Chancellor of SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, during his last stint. He is the Past President of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, and is currently the Executive Council Member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) London, UK. Dr Sancheti succeeds Dr Y P Kosta, who served as Marwadi University Vice-Chancellor for the past 5 years.
Well known as a reputed institution builder, Dr Sancheti has served as the President of Manipal University, Jaipur. Driving the vision of several institutions of national importance, he has also been at the helm of the matters as the Director – NITK Surathkal, Director – NIT New Delhi, Director Incharge – NIT Tiruchirappalli, NIT Calicut, School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, and Mentor Director – NIT Goa, NIT Puducherry, and NIT Sikkim.
“Dr Sancheti has a phenomenal experience which makes him an organic fit for what we envision at Marwadi University. His leadership skills and experience will prove to be the biggest asset for the sole purpose of supporting educational reforms and the timely evolution of higher education in India. We look forward to creating an advanced educational ecosystem focusing on innovation and research with Dr Sancheti,” said, Mr Ketan Marwadi – Founder & President, Marwadi University, and Mr Jitubhai Chandarana – Co-Founder & Vice-President, Marwadi University.
Speaking on behalf of all educators of the university, Mr Jeet Marwadi – Trustee, Marwadi University, stated that he was convinced about the collective wisdom, unity, and tenacity of purpose of all educators, and a strong, focused, innovative, and transformational leadership will bring about the desired change when each member of the university will support and be part a of the revitalisation agenda of Marwadi University.
Dr Sancheti is actively involved in policy making and advisory roles and is a Member of Court & Council of IISc Bangalore. He has also worked as a Principal Coordinator of QIP (Poly) Programme of AICTE in 2005, Chairman of NIMCET-an All-India MCA entrance test in 2008, Chairman of Central Counselling Board (CCB), 2011 Chairman, and Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA) from 2010-12 schemes of MHRD under the Government of India. He has received numerous scholarships and fellowships and has contributed as a Member of Microsoft India Academic Advisory Board, Member of Kakodkar Committee for Review of NITs, Member (Visitor’s Nominee) on Distance Education Council (DEC), and member of several other UGC, AICTE, NAAC committees, planning boards, and professional bodies.
Speaking on the occasion, newly onboarded Provost, Marwadi University, Dr Sandeep Sancheti said, “It gives me great pleasure to be a part of the exciting developments at Marwadi University. This is an amazing opportunity to work with an institution that shares a complementary vision of institution-building as me. The Indian higher education ecosystem is rapidly evolving and the ongoing pandemic has only necessitated a fundamental shift in how we groom the future talent.”