Interview by Pratyasha
Dr. Vinod Krishna Sethi is currently designated as the Vice Chancellor of RKDF University. His education qualification includes B.Sc, B.E(Hons), and Ph.D. Being a multiskilled personality, he has played various roles as - Assistant Scientist, Deputy Director, Research Advisor, and a Professor in various fields. Having 48 years of work experience, he has published 152 research papers in National and International Journals, Monographs and Books and presented the same in various National and International Conferences.
Philosophy and Leadership Style of Dr. Sethi
As a Vice Chancellor, my philosophy of leadership includes participative management in which the growth of individual is assured under the umbrella of freedom of thinking, participation and implementation of his ideas.
Changes noticed in the Education Industry
Education industry is at the threshold of major reforms particularly, the engineering education where the gap between classroom teaching and Industry readiness is widening. These challenges are being tackled by education industry for which they are striving hard towards skill development of engineering students through shop floor training and involvement in the live projects.
Ideal School Environment according to VK Sethi
It is the one where students have respect for their teachers and in turn teachers are caring for the overall welfare and improvement of students.
Goals of Dr. Sethi for the University
My goals for the University is to make it the University of Tomorrow, making it 3 times better in the following ways:
1. It will be more global in perspective.
2. We will be ready to address and resolve local issues and societal needs as well.
3. Also, we should be capable of inculcating ethical values in the student community
Suggestions to the Young Generation
Current youth should not be distracted by worldly possessions and they should focus on their studies and total personality development both physically and mentally.