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" A 5-acre school each in Noida and Gurgaon is what we have; it costs Rs. 50 crore to buy the land and another Rs. 50 crore to build the property. That's the capital cost alone. "
" There is a disconnect in education and work. And corporates don't do a great job of skilling. In future, corporates and educational institutions will work closely. "
" Though easy to define, it is important to understand the significance of philanthropy. I believe it is really a state of mind: where one feels empowered and equipped to fill the huge gaps in the existing system. "
" At the undergraduate level, SNU has a unique 'Opportunities for Undergraduate Research' programme. Students are encouraged to undertake research programmes at the undergraduate level and get trained in the interdisciplinary research. "
" A founder can carry an institution only so far, and then others have to step in, even the alumni. That's how an institution becomes one. "
" The government of India is consistently very advanced. When the world was hesitant on UNIX, we were the first to move in; the RBI said that all banks will implement on UNIX. It worked! "
" The anti-Hindi agitation changed the entire face of Tamil Nadu with a local party emerging on the top, relegating the Congress. "
" At what age did Warren Buffett come into philanthropy? At 76. He gave a very good reason. He said his wife was considerably younger than him. And all Americans believe they would live till 80, and they do live till 80. He told his wife that when he is gone, she should take care of whatever they need to do. "
" It's rare to find an Indian who speaks Chinese. It's rare to find a Chinese who can speak any of the Indian languages. Neither of them at the trading level - I want to repeat this, at the trading level - can speak English, either. "
" In large companies, the CEO is very distant from operations. "
" The FM proposed to set up a Credit Guarantee Fund to ensure better flow of funds to students. "
" The younger you are, the more courage and audacity you will have to set long-term goals and be there to personally work towards your vision. You will have the confidence to take risks because you have time by your side. You can bring innovation into everything you do and constantly reinvent yourself. "
" A residential school also takes cares of the problem of malnourishment and interaction with their peers, and their teachers help build the qualities of a leader. "
" Supposing I write out a cheque for a billion dollars to the foundation, does it mean anything? There must be evidence of philanthropy. Otherwise, I'm sitting with that money, earning interest exactly the way in my holding company. "
" The Bharat Ram family was into philanthropy a way earlier. They build institutes such as Shri Ram College of Commerce, Lady Shri Ram College, and Shri Ram Schools. They are very inspiring. "
" It is good to start as young as you can. What is more important is to carve out your vision and assess your readiness to start giving. Commitment and purpose are core to giving. "
" On Sundays, we would travel to the town and watch English movies. This way, we must have ended up watching some 1,000 movies during college. "
" We need schools like Doon and Mayo for the poor. "
" Our belief is that aspirations, meritocracy, and a world class institution are the three ingredients our country needs. "
" Each quarter, Indian IT firms publish their results, and these are broadcast on CNBC. From the comfort of their boardrooms, executives say how many new employees have been added, how many more Fortune 500 companies have been signed up as clients, how many million-dollar companies were added, and so on. "
" India's connection with philanthropy didn't begin with western influences. The connection with philanthropy is age-old and ingrained in our value systems. "
" I was a very good student. But I didn't have the latitude to study more. I was never allowed to do anything cross-disciplinary. Why can't an engineering student learn physics? "
" In South, getting admission in SSN is not possible just because someone is my relative. One of the ministers said SSN is the only institution where I can't get a seat for anyone. That's true of Uttar Pradesh and Delhi governments, too. "
" We got our land at the right time, but when we go for additional land for our schools or the museum, there will be extra cost. "
" Any institutions' alumni are key to its growth. We are focused on giving a global experience to our students. "
" I admire companies that give back to communities. It is an absolute essential for organizations to watch, mitigate, and improve their impact on the environment, people, communities, their health and overall well-being. But this is a necessary condition, not a sufficient condition. "
" I would like to share something that is being done extremely well by Bill Gates through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The foundation is only going to address areas which are seen by Bill or Melinda as ills of the world. The foundation has no perpetuity. "
" Most people make poor partners because their mental script has a defect. They believe focus means looking after their own interests. It's a script error. "
" Research is creation of knowledge which leads to new and efficient solutions for the society. Shiv Nadar University, therefore, believes in being at the forefront of research. To create new knowledge, one needs to solve open-ended problems, which basically make one think on one's own. "
" We didn't create an institution to increase land value or asset value. "
" Education is and will be the most powerful tool for individual and social change, and we must do all that it takes to facilitate it. "