Chevening Fellow Prof Suphia Khan Banasthali Participates in CRISP IGNITE 2019 Alumni Conference
Chevening Fellowships are an important element of Britain’s public diplomacy effort and offers opportunities to mid-career leaders and influencers from across the globe. Fellows are often people of significant standing in their home countries and have completed some element(s) of higher education already. Chevening Fellowships offer dynamic training, professional development and other opportunities for individuals to spend time in the UK, researching subject matter that is relevant to their professional interests as well as to the UK’s international strategic priorities.
The first CRISP Alumni Conference with an aim to bring 30 diverse Chevening Scholars since the start of the fellowship was organized during 23 – 24 Aug 2019 at the elegant Hyatt Hyderabad Gachibowli. The event was organized by the CRISP 2018 batch and supported by the Chevening Alumni Programme Fund – CAPF. CRISP scholars for the ignite session included names to reckon with Magesh Nandagopal, Michael Jayawarddana, Sreedevi Devireddy, Reena Dayal, Anthony Vipin Das, Amit Sharma, Sudip Roy, Karon Shaiva, Vishal Sardeshpande, Shalini Sharma, Shilpa Ashok Pandit, Kasturi Das, Meghna Apparao. Team SAHE – Society for Advancement of Human Endeavor did a session on of the citizen, by the citizen and for the citizen. Rolls Royce Session had presentation by Janakiraman Ramakrishnan.
It is a matter of great pride that Chevening Fellow Dr Suphiya Khan is a multiple award winning faculty at Banasthali which is world’s largest fully residential women’s university. She is not only an accomplished researcher who is goal oriented and time bound but also committed to developing economically viable new technologies based on system changing solutions. Dr Suphia Khan from Banasthali spoke on her journey from water and health laboratory to Drumlins Water Technologies Pvt Ltd which is her mission with passion venture. The first day schedule included visit to L V Prasad Eye Institute – LVPEI considered one among the very best globally and a dinner at Banjara Hills hosted by Dr Andrew Fleming the British Deputy High Commissioner in Hyderabad.
Day two had a visit to T Hub at IIIT Hyderabad which has been fostering a culture of Innovation for the past several years. The T Hub proceedings were piloted by Jayesh Ranjan Secretary Information Technology Govt of Telangana and Srinivas Kollipara Founding Executive & CEO of T Hub. The panel discussion experts included Dr Evita Fernandez, Anusha Bharadwaj and Satish Upadhyay. The second day highlights include a Leadership session by indomitable former Dean of Indian School of Business – ISB Ajit Ragnekar presently Director General at Research and Innovation Circle of Hyderabad. It goes without saying that the proceedings of this conference will usher in more research, innovations and startups in coming times.
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About Banasthali: Established in 1935, the Institution which is also the largest fully residential women’s university in the world has played a big role in revolutionizing women’s education and empowerment in India for the last eight decades. Banasthali has scripted numerous success stories in a wide range of fields, and stands tall among the citadels of learning in India today. Proud to be Banasthali alumni who call themselves as Banasthalites can be found in all latitudes, longitudes and altitudes in all walks of life across the globe. Banasthali has the pride of being chosen as a Faculty Development Centre under the MHRD Govt of India Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT) as well as for hosting Atal Incubation Centre (AIC) by NITI Aayog Apart from various National Rankings which include India Today #2, FICCI University of the year 2015, NAAC A grade, MHRD NIRF 29, in recent past, Banasthali has been in national and international media attention for getting Quacquarelli Symonds QS Asia University Ranking, QS BRICS Ranking, Diamond status under QS i-Gauge Indian University Rating and the overall Four Star Ranking in - QS Stars Rated for Excellence with 5 Stars for each for Teaching, Employability, Facilities, Arts & Culture and Inclusiveness.
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