We are a private equity firm focused on investing with a distinct focus on companies and entrepreneurs who have the potential to lead their domains. Our purpose is operations driven transformative growth, which defines whom we partner with and how we operate. Our partner companies represent our commitment to working with entrepreneurs to help them achieve their goals and dreams.
We were established in 2009 and our first fund is also India’s first education-focused private equity fund. We invest in Education because education holds the promise to transform our society in a deep and long-lasting way. Changes facing the education sector today embody our belief in transformation through slow, steady and small steps and also through disruptive innovations. Our partner companies exemplify that learning outcomes, social transformation, and value creation go hand-in-hand. Our team consists of entrepreneurial professionals who bring a combination of investment experience, domain knowledge and operations expertise across numerous sectors including Technology, Education, Manufacturing, Paper, and Chemicals. We believe that lessons learned through investing in education companies in India can be applied to building education companies in nearby emerging regions.
Shree Balaji Viyapeeth
SRI BALAJI VIDYAPEETH, Deemed to be University, Pondicherry, India: Redefining Health Sciences Education
The mission of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth is to contribute to humanity through diligent pursuit of evidence based medicine, competency based education and integrative research. Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth is a unitary deemed to be University with the following constituent colleges and centers:
- Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Pondicherry, (Main Campus)
- Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Pondicherry, (Main Campus)
- Kasturba Gandhi Nursing College, (Main Campus)
- Shri Sathya Sai Medical College & Research Institute, Chennai, (Off Campus).
- Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
- Central Interdisciplinary Research Center, Centers for Yoga and Music Therapy, Education and Research; Center for Health Professions Education.
Established in the year 2008, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth has grown to become one of India’s top 100 universities. The deemed University strives constantly to uphold ethics, social justice and equity. The deemed University and its constituent colleges and centres have been consistently ranked high by various agencies on competitiveness, quality and leadership.
Chancellor Shri. MK Rajagopalan, a visionary educationist founded the deemed to be University with an aim to provide world class education in health professions education through evidence based patient centric healthcare and to contribute to science through research. The deemed University strives to achieve his vision, through the efforts of Dr. Prashanth Rajagopalan, the vice chairman.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Subhash Chandra Parija, a Dr. BC Roy Awardee is an acclaimed academician, scientist and author who has contributed significantly to medical education and sciences in various positions. He has been instrumental in translating the vision of the Chancellor into reality.
The Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor are ably guided by a Board of Management with eminent scholars and prominent scientists.
COURSES & PROGRAMMES
Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth is a health sciences focused deemed University and offers courses and programs with definite outcomes oriented and competency based education, besides fostering evidence based research.
The deemed University offers undergraduate, post-graduate specialization, doctoral and post-doctoral degrees in medicine, dentistry, nursing and allied health sciences. A number of courses offered by the deemed University are unique and innovative.
The deemed University enjoys a very high degree of recognition and respect from parents, patients and other stakeholders. Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth has invested in the welfare of its students, patients, community and society through its educational, social and scientific endeavors.
Shiksha ‘O’ Anusandhan
From a humble beginning over two decades ago, the Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (Deemed University) in Bhubaneswar has grown into a shining academic edifice where quality education and innovative research are the buzzwords. The university, popularly known as SOA, has been churning out professionals in varied fields ready to face the requirements and challenges of different sectors.
Granted deemed to be university status on July 17, 1997, SOA has been in the focus as it was ranked 24th in the country by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of the HRD Ministry in the university category this year.
SOA’s focus being on quality academics and research, it has set up 13 research centers and 42 research laboratories to conduct research in 18 identified thrust areas. Work of SOA’s faculty and research scholars get published regularly in reputed peer reviewed international journals. The university has 3846 Scopus Indexed publications to its credit till now with an H-Index of 46.
The socially inclusive university has nine institutes under it imparting education in engineering, medicine, dental sciences, management, nursing, hospitality and tourism management, hospital administration, pharmaceutical sciences and biotechnology, law and agriculture. It was re-accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with ‘A’ Grade.
Institute of Technical Education and Research (ITER), the university’s faculty of engineering, has since emerged as a centre of quality engineering education in the east. Three of ITER’s programs have been accredited by the prestigious Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), an internationally reputed US-based accreditation agency.