Who wouldn't like to be a part of something new is full of excitement and anticipation, especially when you are surrounded by some wonderful talent and reputable mentors, and belong to an institution fully invested in your future.
At Bennett University, the first batch of 200 students can't wait to discover academic modules designed carefully for them, industry interactions lined up, the benefits of tie-ups with foreign universities the institution promises, and a 'hatchery' to help bring to fruition entrepreneurial ideas.
Inaugurated by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav , the university is offering programs in engineering and management at its state-of-the-art campus in Greater Noida this year, with students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. From next year, the university will also offer programs in media, law, public policy and design. The enrolment target for the current year is 300 students.
"We will have around 180 credits, of which two will be on entrepreneurship," says Prof Suneet Tuli, dean of engineering and applied sciences. "Next year, 20 deserving candidates will get a chance to train at the renowned Babson College of Massachusetts. Then, towards the end of the course, the students will be given an opportunity for training or internship with other international schools," he adds.
Located on the university's top floor, the hatchery, says Prof Tuli, "aims to expose students to the practicalities encountered while setting up a startup".