“India is now recognized as a world leader”

Tan Sri Datuk Dr Mohan Swami is the Chancellor of Swami Rama Himalayan University in Dehradun which held its first convocation in April, and is also the Executive Chairman of the Perdana University in Malaysia. A world renowned medical doctor, and a deeply philosophical man, he dialogued with India Empire’s Sayantan Chakravarty on issues close to his heart

Please also let us know the vision of Perdana University where you are Executive Chairman of the Board of Governors…

Perdana University in Malaysia is relatively young. It was established as a Public Private Partnership project by the Government of Malaysia in 2011. The vision is also to make Perdana as a premier university. We emphasise a lot about quality. For a young establishment it has done reasonably well. The first cohort graduates this year. Our collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland has been an unique experience and proven to be successful. The degree that is offered is accredited by the Irish Medical Council. The University offers other programmes as well. The support from the Government of Malaysia for the project has been overwhelming and this has enabled us to grow steadily from strength to strength. Governments in developing countries must work closely with the private sector to deliver basic education, healthcare and other essential services. This will reduce their burden and make them focus on other important deliverables.