Prof. Ajay Kapoor's Press Conference at Ernakulam

The annual VC press meet organised by Chinmaya Vishwa Vidyapeeth was held at BTH Sarovaram, Ernakulam on 24 March 2022. Prof. Ajay Kapoor (Vice Chancellor, CVV), Prof. Annette Leonhardt (Professor, University of Munich, Germany), and Prof. Sreevalsa Kumar (Dean-Academics, CVV) were present on the stage for the event.
Prof. Sreevalsa Kumar accorded a warm welcome to the press representatives attending the event. He introduced himself, Prof. Ajay Kapoor, and Prof. Annette Leonhardt to the gathering, highlighting their academic profiles and worldwide reputation in the areas of research and presentations. He said that it was rare to get an academic as decorated as Prof. Ajay Kapoor as a Vice Chancellor for any university.
Prof. Ajay Kapoor started his address with a quote by Pujya Swami Chinmayananda, “Children are not vessels to be filled, but lamps to be lit”. He went on to elaborate the vision of CVV and how it is going to take education to a higher level of excellence with a globally benchmarked curriculum in various streams. He elaborated how this will be complemented by a world-class faculty with international experience. The selected students of each stream would get the incredible opportunity to do an international internship. All of this would be supported by an investment of about 1000 crore over the next few years to develop state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities for students to thrive in.
Representatives from the press then raised their queries which were clarified by Prof. Sreevalsa Kumar and Prof. Ajay Kapoor. The event drew to its conclusion with an informal interaction between Prof. Ajay Kapoor with members of the press.