My Dear Students,
It gives me great pleasure to introduce myself—I am Dr. Sandeep Sancheti, the new Vice-Chancellor of SRM Institute of Science and Technology has formally taken charge on February 14, 2018. I had the opportunity to meet faculty members of the various streams of this institution on the very day and soon I shall have the opportunity of meeting you all.
I am sure all of you are extremely excited about studying in this great institution in whatever field you have chosen. I have been observing SRMIST for quite some time now, academically, professionally and personally being in touch with the top management and administrators. There is no question in my mind that this institution is at the top and this did not happen by chance. It is a meticulous and deliberate strategy that was put in place by the grand visionary of our Founder Chancellor who has built a number of first-rate educational institutions with the sole objective of imparting quality education but without losing track of what India is all about.
Personally, I have been in the portals of higher education for over three decades, in India and overseas; and I most certainly believe that SRMIST will not only be an institution of excellence but also an institution that is going to be the envy of India and the world. But all this is going to take careful planning and meticulous execution. Remember the adage “Rome was not built in a day?”—the same applies here. SRMIST is at the top and stays that way, not by accident. And we have to channelize our wisdom and energies to ensure that we aim and reach higher levels of teaching, learning, research, innovation, and entrepreneurship. And at the end of the day, we have to be able to sit back with satisfaction that in the process of seeking higher platitudes we have not lost track of our societal connect.
In the days to come, I am going to be engaging with all the stakeholders directly, especially you: my students. This will enable us to understand the continuing trajectory of the University and identify better strategies so that SRM can make its way to position itself as an acknowledged top-notch international institution and thereby make all of us at SRM and the nation proud. As I begin my tenure here, I am confident that SRMIST will make rapid strides through our collective efforts.
Good Luck And God Bless You All!
Dr. Sandeep Sancheti
SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University).