The management of Skyline University Nigeria (SUN) in a condolence meeting, has described the death of Late Mr. Firoj Kumar Rauta, as a huge loss to the university community and the academic world. Until his death on Sunday, 7th February 2021, Mr. Firoj Rauta, (48 years), served as the Registrar of Skyline University Nigeria.
During his tenure in the university, Mr. Firoj was instrumental in setting up and enhancing the Content Management Systems (CMS) to better control credential of users. He also implemented a project of tracking online, students’ enrolment and attendance feedback, He as well, implemented a Course Catalog extract for SUN students on the university's portal to increase efficiencies for students assistance.
Being a vivid academic and IT expert, he has served as Head – Information Technology Department in Skyline University College (SUC) Sharjah (2006-2018) before joining Skyline University Nigeria. His work was recognized by Business Media International, Winner of "Enterprise Transformation Accelerators Award 2018" by BM International, Dubai, UAE. Winner of "CIO 200 Award 2018 – Master Category" by Enterprise Channel MEA, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Winner of "CNME CIO 100 Awards 2017 and 2018" by CNME (Computer News Middle East) Dubai, UAE. Winner of "Catalyst 2016, 2017 & 2018 Best CIO Award consecutively three years in Education Category" by Enterprise Channel MEA, Dubai, UAE.
Earlier at the university's condolence meeting, The Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Ajith Kumar. V.V, on behalf of the university's Senate, Management, Staff and Students of the university, expressed heartfelt condolences to the members of his immediate family and the members of the university community on this great loss. "The late Mr. Firoj was a great friend and I have a fond memories of him. It is hard to believe that we are saying goodbye to an incredible member of the Skyline family who is not only committed but loyal to the university's course. As a friend, I would say that his death is a great loss to the university community".
Mr. Abubakar Sadeeq Ismail, the Special Representative to the University's Pro-Chancellor, Mr. Nitin Anand, stated the sudden demise of the Registrar, was a shocking and unfortunate incident for the university. There were tributes from other members of staff present; the Director of Academic Support Services, Mrs. Sarada Maganti, The Head of Corporate Affairs Department, Engr. Bashir Garba, Dr. Sanjoy Pal, Dr. Benjamin Nweneri, etc. all wished the Late Registrar’s family a heartfelt condolence.
He is survived by a wife, two children and parents.