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The observation of 18th century American polymath Benjamin ...

By Sayantan Chakravarty
  • Sayantan Chakravarty

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest

—Benjamin Franklin

The observation of 18th century American polymath Benjamin Franklin on knowledge will continue to ring true across every age and era. As a writer, philosopher, politician, scientist, inventor, diplomat and more, Franklin understood with clarity the importance of education. So tall was his stature that writer Walter Isaacson described Franklin as “the most accomplished American of his age, and the most influential in inventing the type of society America would become.”

One man who knows a thing or two about imparting knowledge in India is on our cover—Dr Sandeep Sancheti. Known as an Institution Builder, Dr Sancheti who did a B.Tech from the Regional Engineering College (NITW today) in Warangal, M.Sc (Engineering) from the Delhi College of Engineering (DTU today) and a Ph.D from Queens University in Belfast, U.K., is the current Vice Chancellor of the SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST). In his distinguished career, he’s also served as President of the Manipal University at Jaipur, Director at the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Delhi, and Director at the NITK, Surathkal. He has also been Director in charge at the School of Planning and Architecture in Delhi, NIT Tiruchirapally, NIT Calicut, and Mentor Director at NIT Goa, NIT Puducherry and NIT Sikkim.

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