In recognition of his leadership in computer science, contributions to the field of IT education, and ability to provide strategic guidance in producing the tech leaders of tomorrow, NJIT’s School of Management has appointed Addteq President and Founder Sukhbir Dhillon to their Board of Advisors.
While serving on the Board of Advisors, Dhillon will assist with guiding curriculum goals and execution, ensuring that research addresses current and future market needs, developing strategic plans for School of Management objectives, and fostering interaction with the business community.
Dhillon’s appointment comes fresh on the heels of his company Addteq’s significant guidance of HackNJIT, the school’s increasingly successful hackathon. Addteq advised on the planning of the hackathon, as well as donated the time of 7 staff to mentor and guide students through the 48 hour event. Dhillon brings a long personal history of entrepreneurship and innovation, having set up the first Linux lab in India’s college system and founded several successful companies.
“I’m honored to share the work I’ve done in building Addteq with the students of NJIT. This school is known for using technology to empower first generation college students to achieve economic success.”, said Sukhbir, in an emailed statement. “I look forward to serving the NJIT community, because institutions like this are vital to maintaining New Jersey’s tech leadership – leadership that has contributed to Addteq’s tremendous success.”
Recently rated by Business Insider as America’s most undervalued College, NJIT is increasingly recognized for its strong engineering program, high percentage of graduates with jobs, large average salary for graduates, cutting edge applied research in nanotechnology, solar physics, and polymer science, as well as its operation of the world’s largest solar observatory. NJIT’s is rated by The Princeton Review as “A Princeton Review Best College and Best Business School”, and by Bloomberg Businessweek as in the top 10 percent nationally for return on investment and one of four best buys in New Jersey higher education.
Addteq employees a number of NJIT graduates, as well as enjoys significant NJIT student participation in its internship program.