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Burhani College Strengthens its Academic Leadership Team

Appoints Dr. Talib Yusuf and Dr. Huzefa Bhagat as Deans, Academic Affairs

Mumbai, Maharashtra : Burhani College, the Dawoodi Bohra community’s premier higher education institute in Mumbai, today announced the appointment of Dr Talib Yusuf and Dr Huzefa Bhagat as Deans-Academic Affairs to strengthen its academic leadership team.

Dr Talib brings over 13 years of experience in academia and administration, having been responsible for setting up and growing a department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. He is passionate about education and research and has authored, published and presented over 30 papers in prestigious peer-reviewed journals and conferences. His areas of research include Human Genetics, Gene Expression, Proteomics and Genomics. His recently published research paper is in COVID-19 and its effects on human health in European Journal.

Dr. Bhagat is an enthusiastic educator with over seven years of academic, administrative and research experience as the head of the department of the BAF program at Narsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics. He cares deeply about helping students learn and succeed in the ways that work best for them, both inside and outside the classroom while maintaining high standards of writing and research. He has published research papers in national and international journals in the areas of consumer behaviour and finance, and has also authored a book on direct taxation. His belief in innovation led him to create a one of a kind youth summit called ‘Global Youth Economic Summit’ for his students at his earlier college. Being an entrepreneurial heart, he has also collaborated with his students to incept startups, where he mentors them and facilitates their growth.

Commenting on these appointments, Ubai Nooruddin, Board Member of Burhani College, said, “We’re delighted to announce and welcome both Dr Talib Yusuf Abbas and Dr Huzefa Bhagat to our leadership team at Burhani College. Their wealth of diverse experiences backed by their academic excellence will be of enormous benefit to us as we continue to introduce new-age programs and streams to help our students stay ahead in a rapidly changing business environment.”

While Dr Talib will guide and lead the College in establishing a Science & Research program, Dr Bhagat will lead in shaping new academic collaborations and enriching the overall academic environment of the College.” Nooruddin added.

Burhani College completed 50 years during the pandemic. Keeping the safety of its faculty and students at the heart of its programs, the College was one of the first to introduce online learning, even before the University mandated it for all colleges. As part of its Golden Jubilee celebrations, Burhani College also entered into a collaboration with Harvard Business School (HBS) Online to offer its well-recognized courses to students and alumni of the College.

Burhani College was founded in 1970 by His Holiness Dr Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, the 52nd al-Dai al-Mutlaq and head of the Dawoodi Bohra Community, with a clear vision to provide “Knowledge for All” and emphasize the Community’s age-old tradition of education, learning and entrepreneurship; Today, Burhani College is guided by the vision of his son & successor, the 53rd Dai al-Mutlaq, His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, who is the current Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, following in the footsteps of his revered father His Holiness Dr. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin and grandfather His Holiness Dr. Syedna Taher Saifuddin, both of whom also occupied this position.

Led by almost 100 permanent and visiting faculty members, the College offers its more than 2000 strong student community degree programs in Bachelor of Management Science, Bachelor of Mass Media and Communication, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts and Master of Commerce. Besides offering a wide range of HBS Online courses to shape leaders and entrepreneurs for tomorrow, it also provides curated certificate courses in Sciences of the Home to impart life skills to the modern homemaker.

Burhani College is also a designated local chapter of SWAYAM-NPTEL. NPTEL is the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning which is an initiative by seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) for creating course contents in engineering and science, an initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India.

For more details, please visit: www.burhanicollege.edu.in.

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