Monday, March 20, 2023

India’s External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar Delivers The 29th Leadership Lecture At T A Pai Management Institute , MAHE

T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), which is a constituent institution of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), an Institution of Eminence Deemed to be University, hosted Dr S. Jaishankar, Hon'ble External Affairs Minister, Government of India, who delivered the 29th Leadership Lecture on the topic ‘India in the Amritkaal. The leadership lecture was attended by over one thousand students, faculty, as well as senior functionaries from various academic institutions of MAHE. During his visit, Dr. Jaishankar also interacted with students at the campus and participated in the foundation stone laying ceremony of the TAPMI New Academic Block.

Addressing the students at Manipal, Dr. S. Jaishankar, and External Affairs Minister of India, said, “It’s an honour to be a part of the 29th TAPMI Leadership Lecture with Manipal Academy of Higher Education is a highly reputed institution for research and innovation around the world. The last 75 years have been a period of considerable achievements, and challenges. Now, we are looking at 25 years, so that during the period ahead leading up to the centenary of India, we can strive to become a developed country. To all the students here, I would say that these 25 years are your years to realize history. Look at the next 25 years and ask yourself, what awaits you.”

Dr Ranjan R Pai, President, MAHE Trust and Chairman Manipal Education & Medial Group (MEMG), said, “Dr. Jaishankar has built an illustrious career, first as one of the best diplomats not just in India but across the globe, and then as an external affairs minister. It’s a great opportunity for students to hear his valuable insights on foreign policy and how he sees the bright future of India.”

Speaking on the Occasion Lt Gen (Dr) M D Venkatesh, Vice-Chancellor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), said “It’s an honour to welcome a stalwart like Hon'ble External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar. Our students will certainly benefit from his wisdom gained from years of experience throughout his stellar career. It was indeed a pleasure to hear Dr. Jaishankar’s insightful words on why India is poised to rule over the next decades.”

Dr H.S. Ballal, Pro-Chancellor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), said, “Beyond academics, it’s critical for students to hear from diverse personalities and experts to help shape their worldview and bring conviction in their decisions. I’m sure that the wonderful talk by Dr. Jaishankar was enlightening and thought-provoking for our students.”

Speaking at the Event, Professor Madhu Veeraraghavan, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Management, Law, Humanities and Social Science), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) said, “It was a great honour and privilege to welcome Dr. S Jaishankar to TAPMI. The student community at TAPMI and other constituent institutions of MAHE have gained immensely from the interaction. Dr. Jaishankar has inspired them to pursue greatness in India's Amritkaal.”

Over the years, TAPMI has invited leading luminaries from the world of business, government, and academics to share their wisdom with the young minds at TAPMI. Previous leadership lectures have been delivered by eminent personalities such as Shri. Ratan Tata, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Dr. Gerd Gigrenzer, Shri. Nithin Gadkari, and Dr Y V Reddy.

About Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)

(Institution of Eminence Deemed to be University)

MAHE is recognized as a leading quality academic and education service provider and has significantly contributed to continuously improving the standards and penetration of higher education in India. The Manipal Academy of Higher Education has, as its genesis, an enthralling story of a genius, the late Dr. T. M. A. Pai who had the vision of making society rid of the three major ills of illiteracy, ill health, and poverty. It provides a great variety of graduate and postgraduate skill enhancement educational courses covering several important disciplines like medicine, engineering, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, allied health, management, communication, life sciences, hotel administration, etc. through its 25 Professional Higher Education institutions. It has also taught and researched departments in Statistics, Commerce, Geopolitics & International Relations, European Studies, Philosophy & Humanities, Atomic & Molecular Physics, etc.

Over 35,000 students from all over the world pursue undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in diverse subjects. The finest of infrastructure facilities, state-of-the-art equipment, well-equipped laboratories, and dedicated and competent faculty have enabled the MAHE to be reckoned as one of the best-deemed universities, attracting students from all over India and 60+ countries of the world. The MAHE currently has 3000+ faculty and 10500+ support and service staff. The MAHE is a Wi-Fi-enabled campus and has excellent facilities for sports and games. MAHE has been accredited by NAAC with an A++ Grade and its technical programs are also accredited by NBA. MAHE’s quest for excellence is best exemplified in national and international recognitions. As per the National Institutional Rankings Framework (NIRF)-2022 of the Ministry of Education, Government of India, MAHE has ranked 7th in the ‘Universities’ Category.

The MAHE has an Off-Campus, each at Mangalore, Bengaluru, and Jamshedpur, and has two Off-Shore campuses, one in Dubai (UAE) and the other in Melaka (Malaysia). The MAHE and its Off-center Campuses and Off-shore Campuses have world-class infrastructural facilities and follow pedagogy, which is constantly reviewed and upgraded to reflect the latest trends and developments in their respective disciplines.

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