Vedanta Resources Plc is a globally diversified natural resources company, listed in London Stock Exchange, with interests in Zinc, Lead, Silver, Copper, Iron Ore, Aluminium, Power and Oil & Gas. In over a decade, Vedanta has invested over INR 30 billion in India, in organic growth projects.
At the broadest level, Vedanta does this by directly and indirectly employing over 70,000 people, with the majority drawn from the surrounding communities of each of its operations. Vedanta has contributed over US$ 6 billion to its host Governments through direct and indirect taxes and royalties. In addition the group has spent about US$ 18 million in community investments all across the globe.
Sustainability is at the core of its business philosophy. The four pillars - Responsible Stewardship, Building Strong Relationships, Adding & Sharing Values, and Strategic Communications are designed to support long term development and provide superior returns to all the stakeholders.
To find out more about the Vedanta Group, please visit- http://www.vedantaresources.com/
The proposed University will be funded by Anil Agarwal Foundation (AAF), a not for profit Company incorporated under Section 25 of the Indian Companies Act 1956. Mr. Anil Agarwal is the Chairman of the Foundation.
Mr. Anil Agarwal is the Group Chairman, Vedanta Resources Plc. He founded the Group in 1979 and has over 40 years of entrepreneurial and business experience. He shaped the Group's strategic vision and now plays the role of chief mentor to a talent pool of over 70,000 direct and indirect employees. Under the stellar leadership of Mr. Agarwal, the Group has achieved tremendous growth both organically and through value-generating merger and acquisitions. From a Company with revenue of $1 billion, the Group has presently achieved revenue of $11.5 billion in the last decade and is one of the largest contributors to the Indian exchequer annually, significantly through taxes and royalties.
Vedanta University aims at promoting the creation of knowledge, to enable students to take advantage of greater learning opportunities, and apply this learning for the betterment of society.
Vedanta University aims at building principled leaders to take the nation forward and offering unparalleled world-class opportunities within our borders. It will inspire the current education system to improve, provide Indian scholars the resources to represent India as a major contributor to global thought, and bridge the international quality gap in education that is essential to assure India's role as a major player in tomorrow's world.
The vision of the proposed university is to nurture talent into all-round excellence and produce genuine visionaries that are more than just technocrats or professionals.
The University will send from its portals intellectual luminaries and thinkers, corporate, political and social leaders imbibing global perspectives with strong local grounding and values.