Dr Saji Gopinath joins as Dean, School of Management, Bennett University

Nidhi Mishra updated on : 12 Jan 2016

Dr Saji Gopinath has been appointed as the Dean, School of Management of Bennett University; an initiative of the Times Group. He brings along with him a rich experience of more than 30 years in the field of education, leadership and management. In his present role he will spearhead Bennett University’s MBA program, application for which are now open.

He joins Bennett University from IIM Kozhikode (IIMK), where he was Dean-Academics for four years. During this period he had set up a satellite centre of the Institute in Kochi to enhance its footprint in the executive education space.

Speaking about the association, Dr Saji Gopinath said, “It’s a great honour to be part of such a prestigious institution and I wish to thank the management for having faith in me for this crucial role. These are exciting times in the fields of higher education and I am hopeful Bennett University will lead from the front and provide the ideal platform for world-class education in India.

Dr Yaj Medury, Vice Chancellor, Bennett University said, “We are elated to have Dr Saji Gopinath as the Dean of Bennett University. He comes on board with rich experience and I believe he will play a pivotal role in making Bennett University one of the leading centres for higher education in India.

In his previous role, Dr Gopinath served as the Director of T.A. Pai Management Institute for two years and played a key role in getting coveted AACSB Accreditation for the Institute. Earlier, he was a professor at IIMK for 17 years and a faculty at the National Institute of Technology for eight years. He has graduated from the University of Kerala and completed his Post - Graduation and Doctorate from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. A multi-faceted personality, he specialises in the fields of Operations Management, Strategic Management and Information Technology.

Bennett University's MBA program is built around a unique IOS Model which focuses on the creative transformation of Individuals, Organisations and Society. Thus, the School of Management will work towards creating leader-managers and entrepreneurs capable of developing and leading sustainable business enterprises that focus on the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit, thereby maximizing wealth for the society at large. The curriculum, content and pedagogy are designed to ensure that graduates emerge as well-rounded management professionals who can adapt and lead in India’s fast-growing, rapidly changing environment today. The MBA Program is supported by Bennett University’s partnership with Babson College, the global leader in entrepreneurship education.

About Bennett University

Bennett University, an initiative from The Times of India Group, launches July 2016 with the promise of getting students ‘life and career ready’. Supported by research-driven faculty, global academic partnerships and a well-rounded industry-centric curriculum, the University will prepare students to compete and prosper in a rapidly transforming world.

Located in Greater Noida, outside the National Capital Region, the University will initially offer a B.Tech in Engineering (with specializations in Computer Science Engineering, Electronics & Communications and Mechanical Engineering), and an MBA in Management. Over the next few years, it will expand to a comprehensive offering of undergraduate, post-graduate and PhD programs across Engineering, Management, Media, Law, Design, Architecture, Liberal Arts and Applied Sciences.

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