Education Leader Series- Dr. Akhil Shahani, Group CEO- Ask. Careers and Managing Director- The Shahani Group

By auther pic. CSRBOX

January 21, 2021

An MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and Doctorate in Education from the University of Liverpool, Akhil is trying to bring international methods of education to India through the group’s various initiatives. He believes that quality education involves not only academic learning but also developing one’s network, personality, and values. He is also involved with Kaizen Private Equity, which invests in education and also mentors young entrepreneurs in his spare time. He has received many awards for his work in the education sector like the PIMR Award for Outstanding Educationist, Bharat Shiromani Award, the Bharat Gaurav Award and the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award including mentions in notable educational journals.

In his conversation with Deepak Nanda from CSRBOX, he elaborates on the following questions:

1. Can you elaborate on the fundamental belief of the Shahani group and how it extends to education and entrepreneurship to develop the potential of the nation for future possibilities?

2. What are the varied initiatives that you are currently running for education and related disciplines?

3. With COVID-19 having disrupted every major educational institution and the New Education Policy calling for revolutionary changes in the dissemination. How do you think the domain is performing in terms of imparting knowledge and yet keeping up with current times?

4. A lot of emphasis for the group has been to impart actionable skills to prepare the students for the real world. What approach do you think we shall adopt to increase the viability of the same?

5. Are there any specific models or systems that we can learn from to strengthen our higher education system and offer better career prospects to our youths?

6. Lastly, what lies ahead for the group in terms of innovative models or expansion nationally or internationally?

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