Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (BITS Pilani)
The pedagogy used in this course would focus on learning by doing and learning by interactions. The efforts of the instructor would be to:
Prof Arya Kumar did his M.A. (Hons) in Economics in First class First in 1977 and PhD in the area of “Financial Management of Higher Education in India” in 1982 from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani. He has a diversified experience for more than 42 years of serving in educational institutions, research organizations, Banks and Financial Institutions. He is presently Professor and Dean Alumni Relations at BITS, Pilani. He served as Director between 2014 -2016 at Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management New Delhi. He has made distinct contributions in building entrepreneurship eco-system on campus, promoting patent driven research endeavours on the part of faculty and building strong networking with BITS Alumni across globe. He has published several research papers in national and international journals. He has co-authored four books in the area of Entrepreneurship, General Management, and Ethics in Management.
He has successfully completed “Workshop on Technology Entrepreneurship Education – Theory and Practice “ organised by Lester Center for Entrepreneurship, Berkeley, Indo US Science & Technology Forum, DST, Govt. of India and Intel; Entrepreneurship Educators Course (EEC) jointly organised by STVP, Stanford University, IIM Bangalore and National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN); Goldman Sach 10,000 Women Programme: Tools for Growing your Business organised by NEN in collaboration with London Business School; and Accelerated Commercialization of Technology Innovation organized by Venture Centre, NCL, Innovation Park in association with Accelerator India, Cambridge University. He is a member of the National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) India Faculty Advisory Board and expert member Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), Department of Biotechnology Government of India. He has been honoured with distinguished faculty award in recognition and appreciation of his dedication, interest, enthusiasm and attitude in accomplishing his assigned mission of teaching by BITSAA International in 2011, Global Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution to Management Education – 2012 by Management Teachers Consortium (MTC) and Entrepreneurship Educator and Mentor Special Jury Award for promotion of Entrepreneurship Education by National Entrepreneurship Network in collaboration with Ministry of Skill and Entrepreneurship Development, British Council and Intel in 2015.