Unlocking Innovation and Scientific Thinking in India

  • Posted: Jul 31, 2014 /
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The economic liberalisation of 1991 was the second independence in Indian history. It represented a tectonic shift in policies, the start of the end of ‘licence raj’, and unshackled the growth of the country. Time has come for the third independence of India, the liberalisation of the academic, science and technology ecosystem in the country. Historically, the growth of countries has been driven by continual advances in science and technology. [ . . . ]

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Interview with Dr Ranjan Pai: Livemint

  • Posted: Jul 31, 2014 /
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The Manipal Education and Medical Group (MEMG) has built a reputation as a smart and aggressive investor. The group’s chief executive is Ranjan Pai , who created the corporate structure of MEMG and separated its not-for-profit universities from the for-profit units. In an interview, Pai, whose net worth is $1.4 billion (around Rs.8,610 crore), according to Forbes, spoke about MEMG’s strategy for the next three-five years, its acquisition plans in [ . . . ]

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Interview with Dr. Ranjan Pai, Co-Founder of Aarin Capital Partners

  • Posted: Jan 17, 2014 /
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Dr. Ranjan Pai, Managing Director, Manipal Education and Medical Group, has led the professionalisation of the Group by consciously empowering his senior managers, seeding several new ideas and laying the platform to raise private equity capital for growth. Operating in two sunrise sectors – education and healthcare – he’s now gearing up to build tremendous scale in India and across the world.

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Bangalore emerges as Mecca of startups; engineers, customers transforming city into a hub for new businesses

Its well-publicised troubles with basic infrastructure and political instability notwithstanding, Bangalore is proving that it is by far and away India’s startup capital, aided in the assumption of this title by the software companies which first put the city on the global map. A strong community of engineers with global work experience, savvy customers and growing pools of early-stage capital, are transforming the city into a global startup hub, much like the Silicon Valley in the United States.

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