Chennai: Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese has been elevated as the Chancellor of Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science – HITS (Deemed to be University). A renowned Educationist, Aviator & Thought leader, Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese’s appointment as Chancellor at HITS has been announced with effect from 15th Dec 2022.
In his new role Chancellor of HITS, Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese will be at the helm of leadership and management of the Institution and promote continued development of its academic programs & research excellence with the vision of being a leading international institute of excellence providing a conducive environment for education with a strong emphasis on innovation, internationalisation, leading edge research and strategic partnership blended with values and commitment to society. He comes ably backed with a vast managerial experience and administration skill spanning 27 years in education and aviation sectors.
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science has been one of the most sought-after private deemed universities in India. It was established in 1985 by our visionary founder, Late Dr. KCG Verghese and Founder Chairperson Dr. Elizabeth Verghese. This Institute attained the status of Deemed University in 2008-09 by UGC. We offer UG, PG and PhD Programmes in Engineering, Law, Design, Architecture and Town Planning, Arts and Science, Management, Commerce, and Allied health Sciences.
Through its journey, HITS has set many records of recognitions, awards and rankings. All Engineering and Technical UG and PG Programmes offered by HITS are approved by AICTE and seven of its programmes are accredited by NBA. HITS has been graded as ‘A’ Grade institution by NAAC, a prestigious achievement for a deemed university. HITS secured several accolades to its name. HITS has been consistently positioned in the global rankings in QS and Times Higher Education ranking metrics and NIRF’s national ranking. Alumni of HITS are placed in high positions across the globe.
Dr. Anand obtained B.S. in Engineering Management and M.B.A. and was honoured with Honorary Doctorate in Business Management from the world-renowned Dongguk University, Seoul, South Korea. He has attended Professional Executive Management programs at Harvard n Oxford Universities.
Dr. Anand Jacob Varghese oversees the founding society of Hindustan Group of Institutions as President. The society manages higher education institutions such as the Hindustan Institute of Engineering Technology, Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science, Hindustan College of Arts & Science, KCG College of Technology, Hindustan International Schools and Hindustan College, Mysore. He is also the Chairman of Orient Flights Aviation Academy. The Group has over 18000 students and 3000 faculty and staff & more than 125,000 alumni across the globe.
Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese has contributed to the development of society by active participation in professional bodies in varied capacities such as:
• Executive Member, Managing Committee, Madras Management Association (MMA), Chennai (2014-16)
• Executive Council Member of Indo-Australian Chamber of Commerce (2020-2023)
· Governing Board Member of The Council of EU Chambers of Commerce in India (EU Chambers) for 2020-21
• Fellow of the Aeronautical Society, India & Member of the RAeS UK since 2008
• Member, Advisory Council, Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP), Thailand (2021 – 2023)
• Vice President of the Association of Flight Training Organizations (AFTO), India
Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese also contributed to development of aerospace engineering by actively involving in AeSI, and held the position of Vice-President at national level.
His empathetic urge made him to contribute to the uplifting of downtrodden community through Y’s Men International, a Geneva based service organisation partnered with the YMCA. We are proud to mention that Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese holds the prestigious position as Area President, India Area and International Council Member (2021-2023).
Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese obtained several accolades from various platforms: to name a few, MGR Ratna Award, IET Rathna award, Aviation Edupreneur Award, 21st Century Millennium Award for Education and so on from various highly placed organisations.
He is adept in writing interesting and useful articles in social media related to Higher Education, Soft skills and Life skills for students of schools and colleges. His mastery and technical expertise are also shared for the benefit of teachers and educationists, that comprises pedagogical inputs keeping in pace with technology.