DST-CPR-IISc Policy Lecture Series

Lecture 1

‘Building Research Universities’
Date: 11th August 2021,  Time 4:00 PM – 5:00PM  

Research universities (RUs) are those degree-granting institutions which strongly emphasize their research mission while providing excellence and leadership in education, and whose systems are aligned to succeed in this mission. A large higher education system is necessarily a differentiated system of which RUs are a small, but essential and important portion. The seminar will briefly discuss the criticality of RUs even in a relatively poor country like India, and how RUs can be differentiated from the rest. It then mentions some key characteristics of a RU and briefly discusses them – these provide pointers for a university regarding what it can do to improve as a RU, and what can be done to develop strong RUs in the overall HE system.

About the Speaker

 Prof. Pankaj Jalote

Distinguished Professor (CSE), IIIT- Delhi

Pankaj Jalote is Distinguished Professor at IIIT-Delhi, of which he is also the founding Director. Prior to this, he has been a Chair Professor at IIT Delhi, Head of the  Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the IIT Kanpur, and an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland at College Park. 

On leave from academia, he was Vice President at Infosys Technologies Ltd. for 2 years, and a Visiting Researcher at Microsoft Corporation, Redmond for a year. He has a B.Tech. from IIT Kanpur, MS from Pennsylvania State University, and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

He is the author of five books including the highly acclaimed CMM in Practice, which has been translated in Chinese, Japanese, Korean etc, and the best selling textbook An Integrated Approach to Software Engineering. He has recently authored Building Research Universities in India (SAGE, Nov 2020). 

He writes a blog on Higher Education in India (jalote.wordpress.com ) and has written many opinion articles in leading newspapers. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and INAE.

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