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| Dr. K.C.G. Verghese
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese is Director and CEO of Hindustan Group of Institutions based in Chennai.
Anand Jacob Verghese Wikipedia
Anand Jacob Verghese was born into a Keralite family based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India to Late educator, Dr. K.C.G. Verghese and Elizabeth Verghese. He is married to Dr. Annie Jacob and has one son and one daughter. Anand's younger sister Dr. Susan Marthandan and younger brother Ashok are involved in management of the Hindustan Group.
He completed his school education at St. Bede's School, Chennai. He graduated with a B.S in Engineering Management from the American International University, London in 1993. In the subsequent year he pursued his MBA at Huron University, London. In honor of his contribution to Research & Development, Dongguk University, South Korea conferred him an Honorary Doctorate.
An avid flying enthusiast, Verghese started his career in the aviation sector in 1994 by operating a charter service with a fleet of small aircraft. With the vision of expanding formal education combined with his expertise in aviation, he subsequently acquired the Orient Flight School (OFS).
He formally took over the reins of Hindustan Group of Institutions after the sudden demise of his father in 2006. It was during his management that the Hindustan College of Engineering was granted deemed university status by the Government of India in 2008. He has since steered the Hindustan Group and has expanded the educational Institutions to provide technical training & education not only to aspiring graduates but also by providing primary education by establishing two international schools in Chennai.
Presently the Hindustan Group comprises Hindustan University, KCG College of Technology, Orient Flight School, Hindustan Arts and Science College, Hindustan Institute of Engineering Technology, Hindustan International Schools & Hindustan First Grade College, Mysore.
His main aim has been towards developing significant international alliances for academic and technical collaboration for the benefit of students. With specific thrust towards enabling research and innovation he has been instrumental in forging several significant collaboration agreements with reputed research led educational institutions all over the world to provide global exposure and learning opportunities to students. With the motto of 'Transforming pedagogies and technology' his views reflect the need for every student to be updated with world trends as a window to success.
He has been an active member of Y's Men International. Over the years he has been serving the community worldwide as part of this organization and many other social organizations. He involved himself in Y’s men activities since 1983 and held various positions over the years. He was instrumental in bringing the 71st Y's Men International Convention to Chennai in 2014 and organized the event as the Host Committee Chairman.