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Will New Education Policy (NEP) make India a global destination for Higher Education

Date & Time:

Friday, August 21st| 10:30am EDT , 8pm IST


The ‘New Education Policy’ of India, which was unveiled recently, has proposed some sweeping reforms in the higher education space, including allowing global universities of repute to set up their campuses in India.

Some of the recommendations in the policy include multiple entry and exit points for students, a multidisciplinary approach, a curriculum which is a combination of liberal and professional courses which has the potential to change the higher education landscape of India in the years ahead.

In this discussion on “Will NEP make India a Global Destination for Higher Education?”, Our esteemed panellists include Prof. Ulrich Hommel, Professor of Finance, EBS Business School, Germany and Prof. Jagdish N. Sheth, Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing, Goizueta Business School, Emory University.


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Prof. Jagdish Sheth

Charles H. Kellstadt Chair in Marketing, Goizueta Business School

Prior to coming to Emory University, Dr. Jagdish Sheth was the Robert E. Brooker Professor of Marketing at the University of Southern California and the Walter H. Stellner Distinguished Professor of Marketing at the University of Illinois. He was also on the faculty of Columbia University and MIT.

Also known as “Jag,” Dr. Sheth has published more than 350 research papers and books in various areas of marketing, including consumer behavior, multivariate methods, competitive strategy, relationship marketing and more recently, marketing for

emerging markets.

Dr. Sheth is an American Psychological Association Fellow and past President of the Association for Consumer Research (ACR). He is also a Fellow of the American Marketing Association and the Academy of Marketing Science. Among his past and present accolades, Dr. Sheth was the recipient of the Viktor Mataja Medal from the Austrian Research Society in Vienna (1977) and the 1989 Outstanding Marketing Educator Award from the Academy of Marketing Science. In 1991 and again in 1999, Dr. Sheth was also recognized as the “Marketing Educator of the Year” by Sales and Marketing Executives International (SMEI).

Dr. Sheth is the recipient of all top four academic awards bestowed by the American Marketing Association (AMA). These include the PD Converse Award for Marketing Theory (1998), Charles Coolidge Parlin Award for Marketing Research (2004), the Richard D. Irwin/McGraw Hill Marketing Educator Award (2004) and the William L. Wilkie “Marketing for a Better World” Award (2014). In 1996, he was elected to be the Distinguished Fellow of the Academy of Marketing Science. Subsequent honors include the Outstanding Leadership Award by the AMA Foundation in 2002 and the Global Innovation Award and Marion Creekmore Award, both from Emory University. Over the last 3 decades, Dr. Sheth has received more than 30 awards as a thought leader in marketing, consumer behavior and emerging markets.

Prof. Ulrich Hommel

Professor of Finance, EBS University

Prof. Ulrich Hommel is an associate director of quality services at the European Foundation for Management Development(EFMD) and, as one of the EPAS directors, is responsible for the EFMD Programme Accreditation System (EPAS). He is also a professor of finance and the director of the Strategic Finance Institute at the EBS Business School (EBS) based in Wiesbaden, Germany.

He earned a Ph.D. in economics from The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) in 1994 and successfully completed his habilitation in business administration at the WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management in 2002.

After completing his doctoral studies, Prof. Hommel joined the faculty of the WHU as an assistant professor of finance in 1994. He joined the faculty of the EBS Business School (formerly called European Business School International University Schloss Reichartshausen) in 2000 and was appointed full professor of finance in 2002.

Prof. Hommel served as academic dean of the EBS from 2000 to 2002 and was subsequently the rector of the EBS as well as the managing director of the EBS GmbH between 2003 and 2006. He was appointed associate director of quality services at EFMD in 2007 and, as one of the EPAS Directors, has assumed joint responsibility for EPAS, the EFMD Programme Accreditation System. Prof. Hommel has published widely in the areas of real options analysis, corporate risk management, corporate restructuring, family business financing as well as venture capital financing. In the past, he has held visiting appointments at Bordeaux École de Management, Krannert School of Management of Purdue University and the Stephen M. Ross School of Business of The University of Michigan.

Dr. Atish Chattopadhyay, Professor & Director, IFIM Business School

Vice Chancellor, Vijaybhoomi University

An entrepreneur and educator, Dr. Atish is a keen proponent of the globalization of Indian Business Education.

He has previously held leadership positions at the top Business Schools in India, like SPJIMR, Mumbai; MICA, Ahmedabad; and IMT, Ghaziabad. Under his leadership, these schools initiated path breaking pedagogical innovations, winning global accolades, including finding a place on AACSB’s ‘Innovations that Inspire’ List.

As a Professor of Marketing, Dr. Atish has published in leading journals and consulted with top MNCs covering the Asia Pacific and Latin America regions.

At IFIM, he has pioneered a study in association with the industry to curate a graduate management curriculum that caters to the needs of Industry 4.0 to groom Leaders 4.0.