Prof. Arun Mohan Sherry, an alumnus of IIT-Kharagpur has been appointed the founding director of the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Lucknow. The President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind in his capacity as the Visitor of the Institute has approved the appointment of Dr.Sherry.
A high level Search-cum-Selection Committee under the Chairmanship of Secretary Higher Education Ministry of Human Resource Development, Prof. P P Chakraborty, Director IIT Kharagpur , Prof. U. B. Desai Director IIT Hyderabad and Dr V K Pathak, Vice Chancellor A P J Abdul Kalam Technical University recommended the name of Dr. Sherry for this position.
Dr. Sherry appointment as director will be for a duration of five years, according to an order issued by Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi. Indian Institutes of Information Technology established by the Government of India by the IIIT Act, 2017 as an Institute of National Importance.
The permanent campus of IIIT, Lucknow is coming up in 50 acres of land at Lucknow. The Institute is being set up with the financial contributions of MHRD, Govt. of India, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh, and U. P. Electronics Corporation Ltd. as industry partner.
The institute is surrounded by a 100 Acre IT City SEZ Lucknow project which is being developed by HCL Group envisages initial investment of approx. Rs 1500 crores. The IT city will provide direct employment to 25,000 people with indirect employment to approx. 50,000 people.
Dr.Sherry has over 23 years' professional experience in the areas of academic leadership, research, consulting, administration and 'institution building'. He has supervised many candidates for Ph.D Degrees and more than 100 postgraduate projects. He has published over 45 papers in international/national journals and conferences. His Articles & Interviews have been published by National News Papers and Electronic Media. He has Chaired/Co-chaired many International Conferences. He is also editor of reputed International/National Journals.
Apart from teaching and research, He has also served in several senior level leadership positions such as Chairman (Research), Chairman (Students Affairs), Dean (Academics), Chairman (Joint Admission Committee) of IMT Ghaziabad and Director of IMT-CDL, Ghaziabad. He has also served as Chief Academic Officer (CAO) of a Joint venture between HT Media Ltd. and Apollo Global (USA). He has also served as the Dean & Head of Academics of HCL TalentCare.
Dr Sherry visited several countries including France, Austria, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai, Taiwan etc. for academic assignments. He visited South Korea, Mongolia, Switzerland and Austria as a member of delegation accompanying Honourable President of India.
Dr. Sherry is also visiting Chairman of the National Board of Accreditation (NBA), under Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India Committee to grant the accreditation of the technical programs offered by institutions in the country.
Presently Prof. Sherry is the Chief Academic Officer(CAO) of prestigious Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Deemed to be University, Mumbai.
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