Building successful cities in knowledge economy

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CHANDIGARH, INDIA: Prof. Manoj Datta, Director of Punjab Engineering College; Dr. Rajneesh Arora, Vice Chancellor of Jallandhar-based PTU and Prof. Savita Mahajan, Deputy Dean and Chief Executive of ISB, Mohali Campus are all set to talk on how globalization and knowledge economy are defining and inter-twining narratives of the last two decades of transformation in Indian economy. 


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Taking part in the session ‘Building Successful Cities in Knowledge Economy’ due to happen at the second day of the two-day mega ICT event, e-Revolution 2010, the prominent education gurus from the leading tech varsities will encourage a dialogue between them and illuminate participants on why cities need to invest in skills appropriate to their key sectors and thus benefit from the innovation associated with higher skills as well as spin off benefits of education institutions. The dialogue will also witness participation from Dr Navita Mahajan, Chairperson, Young India.

Prof. Datta obtained his B.Tech (Civil Engg) as well as his doctorate degree from  from IIT Delhi, where he also taught since 1980. His areas of specialization include geotechnical engineering, foundation engineering, ground engineering, earth dams, landfill engineering and geo-environmental engineering.


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Dr. Arora is also an alumnus of IIT Delhi, from where he took his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering as well as his PhD.

In 1982, he went to the tribal areas of Bihar (now Jharkhand) and founded a voluntary organization, Vikas Bharti, Bishunupur for application of Science and Technology for the development of tribal people. There, he successfully implemented many projects of Department of Science & Technology (DST), Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources (MNES), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Council for Advanced People’s Action and Rural Technology (CAPART) and Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) as Coordinator.

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After obtaining an undergraduate degree in economics from Delhi University, Prof. Savita Mahajan did her MBA from IIM Ahmedabad. She has worked in several Indian organizations, including Maruti Udyog, Bharat Technologies, Karvy Consultants, and Intergraph India. She has been associated with the ISB since its inception in 2001. Her professional interests include strategic management, institutional values, leadership and organizational change.