- Published: Monday, 15 January 2018 11:50
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Gopichand, a recipient of the Dronacharya and Arjuna awards as well as the Padma Bhushan, has single-handedly turned India into a badminton superpower through his work as a coach. His pupils include K Srikanth, currently world number 3 and the first Indian in 2017 to win four Superseries titles; PV Sindhu, currently women's world number 3 and Olympics and world silver medalist; and Saina Nehwal, current world number 10 and Olympics bronze medalist. His disciples also include Parupalli Kashyap, B Sai Praneeth, HS Prannoy, Gurusai Dutt, N Sikki Reddy, Pranav Chopra, B Sumeeth Reddy, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Rituparna Das, Sameer and Sourabh Verma and young Cyril Varma.
Bennett University's new sports block comprises three squash, badminton and tennis courts each, a swimming pool, gymnasium, indoor games and a multi-purpose arena - along with basketball, football and volleyball playing areas. In the coming year, Bennett University will be adding facilities for kabaddi and a cricket playing and practice pitch.
Founded in 2016, Bennett University is one of India's leading institutes offering full time MBA, B.Tech and Ph.D programs in partnership with world's renowned academic institutions, Babson College, Georgia Tech and edX and many more. The expansive 68-acre campus is a modern, user-centric functional space which can accommodate over 13,000 students.
(Source: The Times Of India)