In the summer of 2004, a congruent group of expert minds came together to form the Foundation for Life Sciences and Business Management, which started out with the aim of bringing change to the state of Himachal Pradesh using knowledge as the great enabler.
Initially starting out with SILB (Shoolini Institute of Lifesciences and Business Management), which remains a success story till today, the foundation launched itself into a university to be able to meet curriculum-specific demands of students who wanted to specialise.
Thus came to be Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences, where the focus was on technology and biology to create India’s first biotechnology university. Since then, the university has expanded rapidly to include various science, technology and liberal arts progammes under its wings and provide high quality graduate and post graduate to students in and around the state.
The university campus is located at Bajhol, 14 km away from Solan on Oachghat-Kumarhatti Highway. Settled amidst the Shimla hills, Solan is the fastest growing hill town of Asia. It is a mix of bustling streets and tranquil green spaces. Based in an easily accessible location, its eco-friendly and green environment is an added advantage.
Foundation for Life Sciences & Business Management
Most executive members of the Foundation are reputed professionals, academicians, scientists, business executives and entrepreneurs. Prof P.K. Khosla, ex Vice Chancellor, HPAU and Former Sr. Advisor Biotechnology, HP Govt. is the key person to manage and execute the functioning of the Foundation. Mr Atul Khosla, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences is the executive trustee.
Ms Saroj Khosla, MA B Ed, ICE (Oxford) Retired Principal DIET, Solan
Mr Ashok Anand, B Com, Businessman
Prof P.K. Khosla, PhD, Former Vice Chancellor, HPAU, Palampur and Sr. Scientific Advisor, Biotechnology to Govt. of HP
Mr Vishal Anand, PhD,BA Eco Hons (PU), MBA
Mr Ramesh K Mehan, BE, MSIE (Kansas State Univ), MBA (Dayton Univ), Professional and Industrialist, USA.
Mr Satish Anand, B Com, Entrepreneur
Ashish Khosla, B.E. PEC, Chandigarh, PGDM, I.I.M Calcutta, Senior banking professional, currently Vice President with leading Bank in the U.A.E. Previously V.P. & Head Marketing for Retail Banking at HSBC , Senior Executive positions at Citibank, Marico.
Atul Khosla, B Tech, IIT Kanpur; MBA Jamna Lal Bajaj; Currently Senior Partner & Country Head Oliver Wyman (Third largest management Consultancy); Previous Senior Management positions: A - Connect Switzerland, McKinsey & Company India, Europe, Everest group U.S.A.
Mr Gagan Anand, MBA (Coventry University, UK), Business Manager