Dr Anand Jacob Verghese
Dr Anand Jacob Verghese is the Pro Chancellor of Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science (HITS) and the CEO of the Hindustan Group of Institutions (HGI). All the Institutions are approved by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), AICTE and DGCA, Government of India. He is actively involved in the overall administration and development activities of HGI for over 25 years. He was also responsible for the grant of University status to HITS, a Deemed University, approved by the Government of India. He has steered HGI and expanded the educational Institutions to provide technical training & education not only to aspiring graduates in higher education but also by providing primary education by establishing three International Schools in Chennai. He has developed significant international alliances for academic, technical and research collaboration, with specific thrust towards enabling research and innovation and providing global exposure and learning opportunities to students. With the motto of ‘Transforming pedagogies and technology’, he aims to update every student with world trends as a window to success. He has a B.S. degree in Engineering Management from U.S. International University, London, an M.B.A. from Huron University and an Honorary Doctorate in Business Management from Dongguk University, Seoul, South Korea. He has memberships in leading professional and social organisations and has received numerous awards from prestigious institutions. He regularly attends Leadership Seminars in India and abroad prominent among them being those conducted by Department of Continuing Education, University of Oxford and The Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University.