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Guru Krupa Foundation gives a gift to Nalanda 2.0
April 5, 2019

Nalanda 2.0 is pleased to announce that Guru Krupa Foundation has given a gift to support Nalanda 2.0's initiative to build the University of the Future in India. 

"We are pleased to support Nalanda2.0's efforts to improve the higher education system in India." said Mukund Padmanabhan, president of Guru Krupa Foundation (GKF). "Education related projects are an important component of GKF's charter, and we look forward to helping Nalanda2.0 in its efforts to put Indian higher education institutions on the global stage."


"We are delighted to receive Guru Krupa Foundation's gift. The general expense funding support is critical for advancing Nalanda 2.0's mission and its initiative to build the University of the Future in India," said Shail Kumar, Founder and President, Nalanda 2.0.

Nalanda 2.0 is now a Knowledge Partner for Reforming Higher Education in Delhi
March 10, 2019

Nalanda 2.0 is excited to be the Knowledge Partner with Dialogue and Development Commission for its High-level Committee on Reforming Higher Education in Delhi. The High-Level Committee includes entrepreneurs, and leaders from academia, industry, government, and civil society from India and around the world. 

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Mr. Arjun Malhotra, member of Nalanda 2.0 Board of Directors, conferred Dataquest Lifetime Achievement Award
December 10, 2018
Watch The INDUStry Show interview Nalanda 2.0's Shail Kumar
November 11, 2018

Dr. Nitin Bajaj and The Industry Show interviewed Shail Kumar, Founder & President, Nalanda 2.0 about his life, career and journey to writing the book and starting Nalanda 2.0.

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IIT Alumni Spotlight: PANIIT USA Interviews Shail Kumar, Founder & President, Nalanda 2.0
October 31, 2018

The IITian on his journey from IIT Kharagpur to Nalanda 2.0. 

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Few Indian Universities in Global Ranking Prompts New Learning Model
May 10, 2018

On April 25, 2018, Shail Kumar, Founder & President, Nalanda 2.0, gave a talk titled: India’s Higher Education: A $10 Trillion Opportunity! The event was attended by over  70 IITians, spouses, and guests. There was an engaging post-presentation Q&A session.


Read the article by Jawahar Malhotra, Publisher, IndoAmerican News, who attended the talk and briefly interviewed the speaker prior to the talk. 

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Open Forum interviewed Nalanda 2.0's Shail Kumar
May 5, 2018

Open Forum's Mr. Jagat Kamdar and Mr. Subodh Bhuchar interviewed Nalanda 2.0’s Shail Kumar.  

Open Forum is the longest running Desi talk show in the US. Listeners interact by calling 800-444-1061 on Saturday from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Central time)—FM 106.1 in Houston, Humtum radio, humfm app.

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Nalanda 2.0 launches "Building the University of the Future in India" initiative
April 10, 2018

Making the case for this initiative, Shail Kumar, Founder & President, Nalanda 2.0, said, "Great nations, states, and cities are powered by a world-class higher education system. The United States has 135 universities in the Top 500 of global rankings, China: 45, South Korea: 12, California: 12, Silicon Valley: 3, and Singapore: 2. In the same rankings India has just one university in the Top 500. Even after 70 years of independence, India does not have even one world-class multidisciplinary research university. India needs 100 such universities. It is time to build at least one university with the scale, scope and level of excellence and impact as Nalanda University of ancient India and Stanford University of the 21st century."

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Meeting with AP's Chief Minister Mr. Chandrababu Naidu
November 15, 2017

Shail Kumar, Founder and President, Nalanda 2.0 met with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Chandrababu Naidu in October 2017 (in New York City) and in November, 2017 (in Amaravati). He discussed the idea of establishing a world-class multidisciplinary research university in the new capital city of Amaravati, the foundations of success and plans. 

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Higher education panel at the Berkeley India Conference (October 2017)
October 15, 2017

Shail Kumar spoke on a panel on India's higher education at the inaugural Berkeley India Conference. The panel included, left to right: Dr. Pranab Bardhan (Professor, UC Berkeley), Dr. Tara Beteille (Senior Economist, World Bank), Mr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia (former Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of India), and Shail Kumar, Founder & President, Nalanda 2.0. (not in the picture: Ms. Bhumi Purohit (moderator, and UC Berkeley PhD student.)

Photo credit: Mr. Ketan Dande

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Shail Kumar spoke at the IIT Leadership Conference in the Bay Area (June 2017)
June 10, 2017

India Abroad wrote about the Leadership Conference and Shail Kumar. 

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A Nobel Laureate presented Shail Kumar's book to India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (January 2017)
January 9, 2017
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