Prof. Ranjit Goswami is vice-chancellor of RK University, Rajkot, Gujarat, India. RK Group of Colleges, comprising School of Engineering, School of Management, School of Pharmacy, School of Physiotherapy and School of Diploma Studies were established starting from 2005. It became a state private university in 2011. School of Computer Science and School of Science have since then been established. The university is young, dynamic and practices outcome-based active learning pedagogy; with strong application oriented research focus. Degrees offered from each school include under graduation degrees to masters to doctoral studies.
It currently has 7000+ students and 400+ faculty members, many of whom stay in the residential campus.
Prof. Goswami has been in academics for a decade now. He started his professional career with the corporate world. For more than a decade, he worked with leading Indian and global companies, in various management roles spanning junior management to top management.
Ranjit did his graduation, MBA & PhD - all from India’s IIT system. In academics, he was a professor with Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) for nearly five years. His last assignment was with IMT Nagpur as Dean (Academics) and Officiating Director. His academic interests lie in the areas of ICTs and Business Processes. He follows global economics, financial markets, geopolitics and China closely. He writes regularly, in other platforms, like Seeking Alpha, University World News, East Asia Forum, Nikkei Asian Review, etc.
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