New Delhi, October 04 , 2018: IIT Kharagpur is all set to establish an ‘Academy of Leadership’ which intends to develop innovative programmes combining the core curricula in science and engineering disciplines with philosophy and liberal arts.
“This academy will be based not only on scientific and technical training, but the teachings of ancient philosophies, reasoning, systems engineering and the past successes and failures of humanity,” IIT KGP Director Prof P P Chakrabarti said Wednesday in a statement according to reports published in indiatoday.in
‘Partha S Ghosh Academy of Leadership’
The academy will be called ‘Partha S Ghosh Academy of Leadership’, named after management consultant/strategist and philanthropist Partha S Ghosh.
The academy will be seed-funded for USD one million by the distinguished alumnus, who is often addressed as a ‘creative problem solver’ and a ‘visionary leader’ by the government and industry leaders across multiple nations in Asia Pacific, Europe and America.
“Under this academy, programmes would be developed to nurture leadership qualities in individuals and organisations, enable leaders of various walks and segments of life to share their perspectives making it a vibrant self-sufficient one with a global reputation,” Chakrabarti said.