LUCKNOW: The Times Group on Thursday announced the setting up of the multi-faculty Bennett University in Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh. To begin operations from July 2016, the university will come up on 68 acres of land, and to begin with, will offer courses in engineering, management, entrepreneurship, liberal arts and media. The university derives its name from Bennett, Coleman & Co Ltd (BCCL), the holding company for The Times Group.
Receiving the letter of allotment of land from UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, Times Group managing director Vineet Jain said, “Bennett University will be a world-class university in which we will invest Rs 600 crore. We are going to invite many international universities and institutions to partner with us.” Jain thanked the chief minister and the government of UP for facilitating the allotment of land for the university in a short period of time.
Welcoming The Times Group’s venture in UP, Akhilesh Yadav said, “I would like to thank Vineet Jain and The Times Group for choosing to invest in UP. I also urge the group to build this university soon. Such a big group setting up an educational institute will not only prevent brain drain from UP, but will also be able to attract more students from across India and abroad to UP