Eminent Speakers on Manipal
Mr. Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft Corporation
India’s emergence as a global technology centre is the direct result of its strong education
system. At Microsoft, we have always believed that education is the foundation for
opportunity and success. One of our most important commitments is to help deliver high-
quality educational materials to those who lack access to teachers and resources.
The EduNxt distance learning platform is a great example of how information technology
can extend the reach of great educational resources. We look forward to continuing to work
with Manipal Education to expand educational opportunities in India
NR Narayana Murthy, Chief Mentor, Infosys Technologies Ltd.
State governments should concentrate on primary education. They need not be burdened
with Higher Education. The achievement of the private sector in Higher Education is best
illustrated by Manipal, which is the Harvard of India.
Azim H Premji, Chairman, Wipro Technologies Ltd.
When Dr.TMA Pai decided to build a medical college in Manipal, it sounded like an impossible
dream. In the space of 50 years, Manipal was transformed into an education capital, which is
proof enough of a powerful vision.
Indira Gandhi, Former Prime Minister
"When one sees such tremendous work, one often does not have the right word to express
happiness. I can only state that this is the work of men of imagination, vision, enthusiasm and
drive which is the greatest need."
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Former President of India
"Manipal is like the Nalanda of Yore. I am happy to see engineering, medicine and other
disciplines being taught in the same campus, an ideal environment for research to flourish."