Kaziranga University was honoured to have welcomed Padma Shri (Dr.) Nirupam Bajpai for an enlightening interactive session with the faculty and students on Tuesday.
Dr. Nirupam Bajpai is an Indian educationist and economist, who has the distinction of being the youngest Padma Shri awardee. He is the Senior Development Advisor , Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, and is the Founding Director of the Columbia Global Centers, South Asia. Dr. Bajpai has also had the high honour and privilege of continuously advising three Prime Ministers of India, Honorable Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Honorable Manmohan Singh and currently, Honorable Narendra Modi. He has also advised several cabinet ministers of the NDA and UPA governments, including the Ministers of Health and Family Welfare, Finance, Commerce and Industry, and Information Technology among others.
Dr. Bajpai delivered a talk on the topic ‘Globalization, Higher Education and Entrepreneurship’, highlighting the importance of higher education keeping in mind the present wave of globalization and the subsequent need for sustainable development. The session was much appreciated by the faculty and students of Kaziranga University, whose numerous questions reflected their interest and inquisitive minds.
Kaziranga University is thankful to Dr. Nirupam Bajpai for taking time out to illuminate young minds with his expertise and knowledge about sustainable growth and development in the wake of today’s global socio-economic scenario.