Pune, 08th April 2023: Acclaimed public policy specialist, Sridhar Pabbisetty has been appointed the Dean of The School of Government at MIT World Peace University, Pune. In his capacity as Dean, Pabbisetty will leverage his expertise in charting out the School’s strategic vision and direction. His goal is to guide the School towards its objective of developing a talented and principled group of future leaders, who are enthusiastic about contributing to the country’s progress.
Before joining MIT-WPU, Sridhar Pabbisetty held several esteemed positions in the field of public policy. He was the Founding Director of Kautilya School of Public Policy and has also served as the COO of the Centre for Public Policy at IIM Bangalore. Additionally, he was the CEO of Namma Bengaluru Foundation and has been an Advisor to the Government of Karnataka’s Sakala Mission.
“We are thrilled to have Sridhar Pabbisetty join MIT World Peace University. With his extensive experience of over 23 years in academia and industry, we are confident that his leadership will further our mission of nurturing the next generation of skilled and righteous leaders for our country. We believe that with his guidance, the MIT School of Government will establish new benchmarks in the areas of governance and social responsibility, and gain international recognition as a leading institution in these domains,” commented Dr. R. M. Chitnis, Vice Chancellor of MIT World Peace University.
Sridhar Pabbisetty, Dean, MIT WPU- School of Government further added, “I feel incredibly privileged to have been chosen as the Dean of MIT School of Government. The university’s preeminent reputation has been built on the foundation of its visionary founders, exceptional faculty, and talented students. Given the current economic and geopolitical environment, it’s more important than ever to prepare the youth to be active and engaged citizens dedicated to serving their communities and the world. I strongly believe that the youth hold the key to India’s future, and I’m thrilled to join MIT-SOG’s dynamic team who are actively reimagining and shaping this future.”
Sridhar Pabbisetty holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and a BE in Computer Science with distinction from Bangalore University. He is a highly sought-after speaker at both national and international events, where he shares his expertise on topics such as open governance, inclusive growth, future of public service delivery, regenerative economy and emerging technology. His extensive knowledge and experience have also led him to provide valuable advice to various government departments on these critical issues.