Dr. Jamshed Bharucha, Vice Chancellor, SRM University – AP, Amaravati speaks to Careers360 on challenges and measures to be adopted to tap the immense potential of India’s demographic dividend, and the ways universities need to transform keeping the changing global scenario in mind…

Q. SRM University, AP is a new university, what are the challenges and opportunities of heading a new university?

A. Being part of a new University that is still growing from the ground up is an opportunity as well as a daunting challenge. What really lured me back to India and to SRM AP specifically was to be a part of the future building a quality institution that will be at par with some of the best in the world.

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BW Education interacted with Dr. Jamshed Bharucha, Vice Chancellor, SRM University – AP, Amaravati: A distinguished Ivy Leaguer and a global Academic Leader, Dr. Bharucha is the Founding Vice Chancellor of SRM AP.

What made an Ivy Leaguer quit the Western Shores and join a new University in India?

India has one of the youngest populations. This is especially relevant in an ageing world. By 2020, the median age in India will be just 28. The benefit of this demographic dividend can be reaped only when we look at education and jobs creation closely. And this is what I plan to do.

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Dr. Jamshed Bharucha, Lawrence Bacow, Jessie Bharucha

October 5, 2018, Boston, Massachusetts: SRM AP Vice Chancellor Dr. Jamshed Bharucha joined delegates from international universities, Harvard leadership and governing board members in the academic procession at the inauguration of Harvard’s 29th President, Lawrence S. Bacow.

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Date: Sep 18, 2018

SRM University-AP, Amaravati, participated in a four-day working conference titled “Architecting the future global university”. The conference was organised by the New York based Rockefeller Foundation and tackled a two-fold concern for educational institutions worldwide – quality education remains inaccessible to millions of students and the branded residential institution model does not scale to global demand.

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