Dr. Mukesh Ambani
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
The onus of creating a world class educational institution is challenging and embellished with a host of initiatives which validate themselves over an extended time span. We focused on the energy domain a few years ago and worked to create a talent pool to meet the human capital needs of the sector. The university today has metamorphosed into a preeminent institution with significant national and international visibility. It was only natural to give PDPU the look and feel of a more complete academic environment and we have done that with the introduction of the School of Technology and the School of Liberal studies in recent years. Each one of these schools alongwith the School of Nuclear Energy, School of Solar Energy and the School of Petroleum Management bring a lot of academic credibility to a research led environment.
Today the corporate world seeks a generation of young people who are not only enlightened, but also trained to think innovatively. They are expected to meet tough challenges and create opportunities in uncharted areas with unprecedented success. They soon settle in an advanced academic ecosystem which abets an innovative approach to the evolving challenges of the academic world. They will be required to acquire diverse skills and competencies, and take the extra step to understand the parameters of leading a dignified quality of life and seek to achieve the same through intellectual self-propelled pursuits.
I am sure that with our collective vision we will achieve the enshrined goals through dynamic, participative and scholarly academic inputs duly complemented by collaborative deployment of professionals of high repute and caliber. The university has to serve as a cradle of innovation and research to facilitate this.
Once again, I extend my best wishes to the all the stakeholders of the university.
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