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Varsities should sell unproductive assets: RBU V-C

December 30, 2016 12:11 PM

Punjab News Express
MOHALI: Speaking at the North Zone Vice-Chancellors’ Meet 2016 at Noida, Dr Raj Singh, Vice-Chancellor of the Rayat Bahra University, has recommended that as a financing strategy, some of the government universities and institutions which have huge land area lying unutilized for decades, should dis invest by selling the extra land to mobilize resources.
Speaking on `Celebrating Success in Higher Education-Best Practices’ Dr Singh said it can either sell it to private sector or hand over to the government to start new institutions. In an era when private sector investment is necessary to meet the future needs of higher education, he termed the issue of governance and financing as a balance between quality and financial viability.

Dr Singh, who was earlier the first VC of the GD Goenka University, Gurgaon, the first VC of Ansal University, Gurgaon, and the first VC of Amity University, Madhya Pradesh at Gwalior and VC at Amity University, Jaipur and Pro-VC at Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, Noida, emphasized the need for level playing field between public and private universities for better financial viability of the sector.
He was also the Chief Operating Officer (Education) at Ansal API, New Delhi, Director General of Amity Business School, Noida, Director of ICFAI Business School (IBS) New Delhi since its inception in 1995.
A strong proponent of flexible, inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary learning, Dr Singh has clear understanding of global higher education and brings a unique leadership style that has significantly contributed towards the establishment and growth of some of the finest universities in the country. He was conferred the outstanding Education Leader Award 2012 by the School of Educators.

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