Dr. Sanjay GUPTA

Director General at World University of Design.
New Delhi, Delhi, India

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Senior Learning & Education Professional with substantial experience of founding & managing institutions in Creative and Business Management Domains. Proven track record in building Institutions of Higher Education, Greenfield ventures; Building great Teams; Communication & networking with industry and international institutions; and, managing multiple institutions & teams across multiple locations. Focused on building and nurturing academic excellence. Traveled extensively. Specialties: Institution Building in Higher Education Domains particularly Greenfield ventures, Team Building, Communication & networking

Professional Background

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Roles and Contribution

Role - VP/Director/Dept Head
Company - World University of Design
Role - VP/Director/Dept Head
Company - GD Goenka University
Contribution / KRA - Successfully operationalized the greenfield project of establishing the GD Goenka University as its core Leadership Team member; and, its School of Fashion & Design as its Founding Dean; Established one of the most successful international collaboration in the sector with Politecnico the Milano
Role - VP/Director/Dept Head
Company - Bharti Limited ( Centum Learning )
Contribution / KRA - Academic Management experience in a top Corporate setting for a greenfield meta-University Project. Founded Centum U Institutes of Management and Creative Studies, establishing 4 B-School campuses in the first year across in Delhi, Hyderabad, Pune & Mohali. Facilitated collaboration with Coventry University, Facilitating national/ international validations, QA and benchmarking, development of new programmes, LTA (Learning-Teaching-Assessment) framework; faculty recruitment, training & development; Developing policies, processes, KPIs, KRAs and feedback mechanisms in the best traditions of a corporate set up for managing a multi-campus environment. Most interesting experience. Contributed to the strategy & thought leadership for the company as part of its EC/ Leadership Team;
Role - VP/Director/Dept Head
Company - National Institute of Fashion Technology Delhi
Contribution / KRA - Directly responsible for Academic management of 15 NIFT campuses with over 7500 students of undergraduate & Masters programme in Design, Management and Technology; and, another 6000 students of Continuing Education; Provided Academic Leadership to over 500 faculty members and looked after Faculty Development; Initiated NIFT's Doctoral research program; Supervised NIFTs international linkages with over 32 International universities as well as forging and maintaining linkages with industry in India and abroad.
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Business Management
23-24 Years

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