Declaratio Meritum to Shri Nirav Khambhati, the Management Expert and Business Leader, on the conferment of Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctorate), on 02nd December 2016.

Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal presents this citation having unanimously agreed to confer the Honoris Causa Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts (Management) upon Shri Nirav Khambhati, India’s leading Management and Change leader.

You have made exceptional contributions in the space of Management, Education and Technology. In your career spanning over two decades, majorly with esteemed organization Tata and now as CEO, Tata Interactive Systems and Tata ClassEdge, you have been instrumental in revolutionizing eLearning and simulations, with the aim of innovatively using technology to improve learning outcomes for children and professionals. Being a Chevening Fellow and Tata Administrative Services professional, you have proved your acumen as a change maker and business leader par excellence. Your seminal leadership has created innovations and offering in learning and skill development, and work across major organisations within the Tata Group like Tata Sons, Tata Teleservices, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Communications and now as a CEO Tata Interactive Systems and Tata ClassEdge, as well as your work as a Member, Board of Directors, Piaggio Aero Industries and Tata Industrial Services, has been lauded and acknowledged as exceptional. British High Commission in 2013 recognised you as a “Young India Leader”. In your current position as Chief Executive Officer of Tata ClassEdge, your aim to make a positive and meaningful difference to the education of 10 million students every year by 2025 in a sustainable manner is inspiring and pioneering.

Born in Gujarat at Surat, you attended the University of Oxford in 2011 as a Chevening Fellow, spending four months participating in the Chevening Rolls-Royce Science, Innovation and Leadership Programme at the Said Business School. Engineering as your background, you also trained at INSEAD. All these academic and professional trainings have made you a brilliant strategist with sound business acumen and compassionate leader.
Your work in areas of management action and change, leadership across broad range of Industries and organizations, and motivation to countless practitioners to improve the effectiveness of learning and management, business strategy and processes inspire us at Jagran Lakecity University. It is an honor to confer upon you the honorary degree of Doctor of Arts. We feel proud to associate you with us as a distinguished alumnus of our University and hope to get your guidance in shaping the future of our students.