Prof. Pushpak Bhattacharyya, Director IIT Patna, delivered lectures on Institute Building under the LEAP program at JNU Delhi and IIT Bombay on 15th February, 2019 and 25th February, 2019 respectively
LEAP- Leadership for Academicians Program- is an MHRD initiative which consists of a 2 weeks training component in a top institute in India and a one week foreign training component at Harvard, NTU, Oxford, Purdue etc. The participants of LEAP are senior academicians of top institutes of India selected through a stringent filtering process, who are expected to move into academic leadership role in near future where high level of governance and management skills would be required.
In his lectures, Prof. Bhattacharyya described his experience of bringing up a young institute through a multi-faceted engagement consisting of construction, recruitment, incubation, curricula updation, financial efficiency, and so on. The lectures were found to be informative, interesting and useful by participants.