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Ranjit Goswami

Professor, RK University, Rajkot, Gujarat, India

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.
Syndicate Bank And The Hidden Opportunities Of

Syndicate Bank And The Hidden Opportunities Of PSBs

There's one sector in India that continues to be gripped by short-sellers: public sector banks (PSBs). As Reserve Bank of India (RB) governor Raghuram Rajan calls out for banks to clear their balance sheets of stressed assets, without offering a firm solution, the market has grabbed that opportunity and has started hugely short-selling state-owned banks. This situation is indicative of the failures of policy-makers and demonstrates regulators' lack of basic minimum foresight.
02/02/2016 11:27 AM IST
An Evolutionary Analysis Of Self-Drive Cars And Automated Trading

An Evolutionary Analysis Of Self-Drive Cars And Automated Trading Technologies

The reason I've picked these two critical technologies is because of their unprecedented potential in impacting our future - in mobility and economic activities through markets respectively. However, there's a big difference in these two technologies in terms of regulatory controls. Self-driving cars may have to go through multi-stage regulatory clearance process, whereas ATS has already made large inroads and regulators are now struggling on how to control its potential misuse (though defining this misuse is a challenge in itself).
30/10/2015 7:02 PM IST
India's Growth Story Must Start With Our Schools, Intellistudies via Getty Images

India's Growth Story Must Start With Our Schools, Colleges

Unfortunately, various governments have paid little more than lip service to the fact that without quality education, no country can prosper in today's knowledge-driven information economy. In 2009, India came 2nd last among 73 nations in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) PISA test that measures the performance of 15 year olds in reading, maths and science. India subsequently pulled out of the PISA tests of 2012 and 2015, as if side-stepping the issue would make it go away.
19/08/2015 7:59 AM IST
Misplaced Priorities And The Burden Of Expectations Mark Modi's First ASSOCIATED PRESS

Misplaced Priorities And The Burden Of Expectations Mark Modi's First Year

In my opinion, there have been two separate issues muddying analyses of Mr. Modi's first year in power. For one, much of the media has misdirected its focus on largely irrelevant issues, while ignoring those that deserve far greater scrutiny. Secondly, the government itself must be assessed on not only its plan for growth but for the steps it is taking towards development.
28/05/2015 8:43 AM IST
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Can Modi Make China India's Natural Ally for Development?

If anchored well, foreign policy can hugely complement India's development agenda - we need huge investments, and much of it has to come from overseas. However, if misaligned, foreign policy may derail the same mandate of development. The challenge is to balance and prioritise correctly, and PM Modi's China visit could well be a turning point.
11/05/2015 8:21 AM IST