Mrs. Sheetal Ansal, Trustee, Ansal University, Gurgaon was felicitated for her contribution to the field of education by the Indian Council for UN Relations at the Fortis La Femme International Women’s Day Awards 2014 organised in Delhi where women from different fields of life were recognised for their commendable efforts. Hon’ble Dr. Najma Heptulla, Former Deputy Chairperson, Rajya Sabha who was the Chief Guest on the occasion presented her with the award. Other Guests of Honour were Padma Vibhushan Dr. Sonal Mansingh, Mrs. Kiran M-Kerpelman, Director, UNIC, Mrs. Sara Pilot and special invitee Mrs. Aruna Oswal.
Mrs. Sheetal Ansal’s zeal and drive in building of Infrastructure for education is remarkable. She is the driving force behind the phenomenal success of the Ansal Institute of Technology established in 2005 and later the Ansal University, Gurgaon established in 2012. The Ansal University, Gurgaon is dedicated to providing an advanced quality of education with a futuristic approach for students drawn from around the world. Today, the Ansal University has emerged as a pride of professionals especially in architecture. One of its college — Sushant School of Architecture — has become the destination for all budding architects and is recognized as an Ivy League of architecture. The other two schools — Sushant School of Design and School of Management — are fast emerging as institutions of repute. She has also initiated various tie-ups of with leading institutes in the US like Clemson University, San Jose State University, NJIT, and North Carolina State University to name a few.
Speaking on the occasion Mrs. Sheetal Ansal said, “I am very honoured to receive this award. Education is the most important part of any progressive society. It has been my vision to develop intellectually capable young creative minds that would shape the future of tomorrow. India is set to become the youngest nation in coming years therefore it is very important for us to build a future looking education system which understands the aspirations of today’s youth and provides them with comprehensive environment for complete development.”
Besides being an educationist, Mrs. Sheetal Ansal is also an entrepreneur, spiritualist, humanist and a connoisseur. She is the founder member and the former chairperson of the Young FICCI Ladies Organization (YFLO). Apart from being involved with the Young FICCI Ladies Organization, Sheetal has successfully spearheaded the concept of malls in the country and is also the Editor of the Mall Times, India’s leading magazine dealing with the rapidly expanding mall culture in India. She is also the founder spouse member of The Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a premier, peer-to-peer, global community, network and resource for entrepreneurs, comprising more than 5,000 successful young business owners under the age of 40.
About Ansal University, Gurgaon:
Established in 2012, The Ansal University is dedicated to providing an advanced quality of education with a futuristic approach for students drawn from around the world in the disciplines and professions that have the greatest bearing on the future of India and the World. Located in a sprawling campus in the heart of Gurgaon, the campus of Ansal University is a marvel in itself. The organization has a rich intellectual capital comprising of about 150 highly qualified and experienced faculties from diverse fields. Interactive sessions with the students and faculty under the Platform Lecture series are conducted every month by eminent personalities like Mr. Raj Jain, MD & CEO, Bharti Wal-Mart Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Sunil Kant Munjal, Joint Managing Director, Hero Moto Corp and Chairman of Hero Corporate Service and Dr. H K Chopra, Chief Cardiologist, Moolchand Medcity, New Delhi.
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