C. Gopinath is a US-based academic.
His educational credentials include a Ph.D. (UMass Amherst), PGDBA (IIMA), MA (Delhi School of Economics) and BA (Madras University). He has previously served on the faculty of the Jindal Global Business School, OP Jindal Global University, Delhi NCR (where he was Dean); Suffolk University, Boston; University of Delaware, Newark; and Vivekananda College, Chennai.
His areas of interest are strategic management, international business and pedagogy. Prior to his academic career, he held executive positions at leading companies.
His research has been published in several academic journals. His books include Globalization: A multidimensional system 3ed. (2018, Edward Elgar) and Strategize! Experiential exercises in strategic management 4ed. (2013, Cengage/ South-Western, with J. Siciliano).
RV University invites you to the
Distinguished Public Lecture
Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Poor
Dr Harish Hande
Founder and Chief Executive of SELCO Foundation
Harish Hande, the founder and Chief Executive of SELCO Foundation, is a renewable energy entrepreneur with over 25 years of grassroots experience in meeting the energy needs of underserved populations.He is also the founder of SELCO India – a pioneering last mile rural energy enterprise based in India since the early nineties.
SELCO sees the pressing need to develop a fertile environment to enhance sustainable energy access solutions for the poor. This energy access increases incomes, improves quality of life, and alleviates poverty, turning energy consumers into asset owners. Last mile energy solutions have clear commercial viability, and SELCO works to combine technical and non-technical aspects focused on alleviating poverty in a sustainable manner. Today, SELCO is an umbrella of organizations, each tasked to address gaps in the energy access ecosystem. SELCO India established in 1995 runs grassroots operations which sell, install, and service decentralized energy solutions like solar lights systems for households, institutions, digital education, livelihood appliances etc. financed by local financial institutions. SELCO Foundation established in 2010 is an open-source innovation research lab for replicable social innovations across areas: livelihoods, education, and health. SELCO’s incubation program created in 2012 nurtures and catalyzes aspiring clean energy enterprises that deploy and maintain sustainable solutions for underserved communities.
Finally, SELCO Fund registered in 2016 is an impact fund that seeks to deploy patient capital such as equity or debt to last mile energy access enterprises. SELCO operates at every level of the system and at every point in the supply chain, to build an ecosystem that increases accessibility, affordability, and appropriate renewable energy solutions for the poor. Collectively SELCO has so far impacted over 2 million people.
Harish, a graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and a Masters and PhD from University of Massachusetts, US. In recognition of his vision and the efforts of SELCO, they have been awarded national and international awards including the reputed Zayed Future Energy Prize in 2018 and the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship – 2018. In 2011, Harish was conferred the Ramon Magsaysay Award in recognition of his vision to catalyse development outcomes via sustainable energy.
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RV University invites you to the
Distinguished public lecture
Inauguration of Mahatma Gandhi Centre for Contemporary Ethics
Mr Bezwada Wilson, Founder
Safai Karmachari Andolan (SKA)
Mr. A C Chandrashekar Raju
Mr. Bezwada Wilson is leading a nationwide movement to abolish the dehumanizing practice of manual scavenging in India.
Since its founding Safai Karmachari Andolan, under the leadership of Mr. Wilson, has served as a watchdog advocating for legal reforms to end the use of dry toilets across India and are preparing manual scavengers to achieve alternate sources of income.
Mr. Wilson over the years has strived to detach manual scavenging and sanitary work from Dalits, in the larger context of reforming the caste system, and also by working with the government agencies to replace manual scavenging with mechanized practices.
Mr. Wilson’s work at SKA, a community-driven movement, has been recognized by the Ashoka Foundation which has nominated him a Senior Fellow. For his extraordinary work, he was honoured with the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2016.
Commencement day 2021
RV University’s academic classes are scheduled to begin from September 20th 2021, faculty and staff eagerly await to interact, educate and learn from the students.
RV University Webinar by Prof. Marlen Ferrer on Critical Thinking in Social Sciences.
Dr. Marlen Ferrer has been an Associate Professor in Social Studies in the Faculty of Education and International Studies, Oslo Metropolitan University since 2011.
She earned PhD in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Oslo in 2008. She is an accomplished historian, educationist and celebrated novelist. Her latest novel Livs saga is published by Gyldendal Agency.
Meeting URL: https://zoom.us/j/93005069287?pwd=eExLbVgySE9LWG5BVWE4VWFHdjFUZz09
Meeting ID: 930 0506 9287