World class higher education in India. Pramath Raj Sinha founder of the Ashoka University in India talks to us at the Manthan Samvaad 2016 on the need and possibility of higher and better quality of education in India.
Pramath Raj Sinha, Founder, Ashoka University
Mr Pramath Raj Sinha is the Managing Director of 9.9 Media , a niche media company he founded. He spent 13 years with McKinsey and Company, where he was a partner. Before founding 9.9 Media, he was the MD & CEO of the ABP Group, one of India’s leading and most diversified media conglomerates.
Pramath is the Founding Dean of the Indian School of Business (ISB), one of the world’s leading business schools. He is also the Founder & Trustee of an acclaimed new liberal arts university, Ashoka University , which launched the popular Young India Fellowship in 2011. Pramath has now launched a new post-graduate programme that addresses the crying need for more women professionals. The Vedica Scholars Programme for Women is a unique 18-month full-time and residential “reimagined MBA” programme that attracts high-potential women from across India.
Pramath received M.S.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.Tech. in Metallurgical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.