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K’taka nominates companies for the Higher Education Council

Members have a five-year term to further orders

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For the first time, the state government has appointed business leaders as members of the Karnataka State Higher Education Council (KSHEC) to promote cooperation between industry and academia.

Ten experts nominated by the government for the KSHEC include Mindtree CEO Debashish Chatterjee, Azim Premji Foundation CEO Anurag Behar, CIGMA CEO Ameen-e-Mudassar, Merck Life Sciences Managing Director NS Srinath, Quest Global President of Technology Services Ajay Prabhu and Bosch Global Software Head of Strategy Raghavendra Krishnamurthy.

Other members are: Vishakapatnam Central Tribal University Vice Chancellor TV Kattimani, Former Kuvempu University Vice Chancellor Jogan Shankar, Former Akka Mahadevi University Vice Chancellor Meena Chandavarkar and ICSSR Senior Professor Usha Rani.

Higher Education Minister CN Ashwath Narayan said the term of these members would be five years or until further notice. “This time, entrepreneurs have been nominated as members to connect academia with industry,” said Narayan.

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