We are Trendsetters in Global Education
Pushing forward the boundaries of Knowledge
- To be recognized as a leader committed to excellence in higher education, research and innovation that meets the aspirations of the global community.
- To redefine and revolutionize international education by offering updated, modern and excellent training in areas of Health Sciences, Information & Communication Technology, Management, Education, Applied Sciences & all possible areas that a learner seeks to engage with TAU.
- To observe the highest standards of ethics, integrity and compassionate care for students and community at large.
- To make Texila American University proud of being the most sustainable university of the world through creating, disseminating and applying actionable knowledge.
Texila Values & Culture
“We achieve Excellence by captivating our integral value system”
Our Students are leaders of tomorrow.
We train them to lead authentically Productive lives, Create positive impact & Influence in their communities.
Our success is driven by our people who practice rigorous Authenticity, Surrender the outcome and do uncomfortable work.
Our people are highly skilled & Work with Empathy, integrity and mutual respect.
Mr. S.P. Saju Bhaskar
Founder and President
As an entrepreneur and the Founder and President of Texila American University, Mr. Saju Bhaskar has a deep understanding of the challenges of leading a major educational institution.
His leadership skills, technological prowess and stewardship has strengthened Texila’s culture of innovation. With his futuristic leadership, he has expanded the university’s verticals and enhanced its global reach over the years.
Mr. Bhaskar oversees the development, planning, target setting, auditing and reviewing processes of the entire congregation. With his impeccable work ethics, he has inculcated a strong value system in the organization.
Mrs. Chithra Lakshmi
Executive Vice President
Mrs. Chithra Lakshmi has been instrumental in Texila’s growth from conception to reality.
With her vast experience in the field of Finance, HR, Strategic Planning, Team Leadership and Gap Analysis & Planning, Mrs. Lakshmi has played a vital role in devising the university’s vision and strategy.
Mrs. Lakshmi oversees the Global Accounting and Finance Operations in Guyana, India, China, Philippines, Hong Kong, USA and UAE.
As the Executive Vice-President of Texila American University Group, Mrs. Lakshmi also facilitates smooth and flawless functioning of day-to-day activities of the organization.
Mr. Vivek Kishore Verma
Group CEO – Texila American University Consortium
Established Professional with nearly 18 years of experience; targeting strategic assignments in Strategic Planning & Business Development in the K-12, Higher Education and Professional Training sectors globally. In the last 18 years I have worked on projects with focus on Education Administration, Higher Education Development, University Brand Management, Affiliation & Accreditation, Institutional Alliances, Business Development, Startup Management and Higher Education Startup.
Dr. Dheeraj Bansal
Chief Academic Officer, Guyana Campus
Dr. Dheeraj Bansal is a respected academic with over two decades of experience in the healthcare field. He is adept at providing academic and technical guidance to students and the institution at large. In his previous roles he has been instrumental in overseeing the functioning of the intuition as a member of the Executive Committee and has also served as a key member of the Quality Assurance Committee. As a skilled administrator, academic and leader, Dr. Dheeraj comes with a unique skillset that will be influential in the institution’s growth going forward.
Dr. Hugh K. Duckworth, MD
Provost of the University, Guyana Campus
Dr. Hugh K. Duckworth has more than 30 years of experience in a variety of high intensity crisis intervention, management and leadership role. He is a disciplined, committed and responsive individual with strong interpersonal skills that are complementary to results based problem-solving orientation. He has expertise in analysis, interpretation and presentation of complex medical data. Dr. Duckworth comes with a unique background of clinical, management, educational, and leadership experiences.
Mr. Syam Kumar,
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Kumar brings more than 20 years of experience in the international higher education and offshore medical school sector. He was instrumental in the establishment of multiple Caribbean medical schools and served in various capacities, including as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President. In his early career days, he also worked with Bank of America as a Business Analyst in the Wealth and Investment Management team. Syam’s experience in higher education includes Finance, Admissions, Accreditation, and Operations. Mr. Kumar completed his MS from Texas A&M University, USA, and MBA from Bharatiar University, India. He is also a certified Accreditation Compliance Officer from the Distance Education and Training Council, USA.
Prof (Dr.) Ajay Kumar Poddar
Prof. (Dr.) Ajay Kumar Poddar, current Vice Chancellor of Texila American University, boasts over three decades of dedicated service to education. Holding a PhD in Management with a focus on digital marketing’s efficacy in universities, alongside qualifications in M.Com, PGDM, and an MBA in Marketing, his expertise is extensive. Prof. Poddar has excelled in academia, holding esteemed positions in national and international universities and earning recognition as a distinguished academic leader. Notable accolades include being honoured as one of India’s most impactful Vice Chancellors and receiving the Asia Africa Development Council Excellence Award for his contributions to education and IT implementation. He shares his knowledge through lectures on management topics and prolific research, with publications in esteemed international journals. Prof. Poddar’s influence extends globally as a keynote speaker and mentor to numerous master’s and PhD students. Beyond his professional pursuits, he is actively involved in philanthropy and social causes, embodying a holistic approach to leadership and societal impact.
Accreditation, Affiliations and Memberships
Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine
The MD Program is Accredited by Caam-HP for an initial period of three years.
National Accreditation Council of Guyana
TAU is recognized by the Department of Education Via registration with the National Accreditation Council of Guyana.
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
TAU is approved by ECFMG that evaluates the readiness of International Medical Graduates to acquire residency or fellowship programs in United States. Graduates of Texila are eligible to apply and sit for any step of USMLE in fulfilment of the ECFMG certification requirements for US Residency Positions.
National Medical Commission (NMC)
TAU MD Program meets the requirements stipulated by the National Medical Commission – NMC India on Foreign Medical Graduates.
Higher Education Authority of Zambia
Texila American University is approved by the Higher Education Authority (HEA), Ministry of Higher Education, Zambia.
Health Professions Council of Zambia
Texila American University is approved by the Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ) for offering medical and healthcare programs. Our MBChB and MPH program are accredited by HPCZ.
Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Registered with Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI). Recognized by ZACCI – the leading private sector organization in Zambia that represents a huge network of companies in the country.
DBLP (Distance & Blended Learning Programs)
University of Central Nicaragua (UCN)
Texila American University in academic partnership with the University of Central Nicaragua (UCN) offers the Distance & Blended Learning programs.
International Association for Distance Learning
Texila American University is an accredited member of International Association for Distance Learning (IADL). IADL was established to promote excellence in open, distance and blended learning programs and offers system validation and recognition for course providers worldwide.
International Council for Open and Distance Education
Texila American University is an approved institutional member of International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE). It is a leading global organization to enhance the quality of open, distance, flexible, e -learning and online education.
International Centre for Integrity
Texila American University is a member of International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI). ICAI works towards identifying, promoting and affirming the values of academic integrity among students, faculty, teachers and administrators.
The Global Compact
Texila American University has been added to the register of participants in United Nations Global Compact Program.
Registered with National Accredition Council, Guyana
Commenced First Batch of Doctor of Medicine
International Medical Education Directory (IMED) and Listed in World Directory of Medical Schools (WDMS)
World Health Organization – AVICENNA Directories
ISSN Number For Our eJournal
Launched EIJASR South American Journal
School of Nursing
Royal College UK Examination Training Program
Graduation ceremony – 1st batch of Doctors
Residency Program in USA 1st e-Conference
2nd Campus in Zambia
2nd e-Conference South American Journal of Medical and Clinical Research
Zambia Campus registered with Higher Education Authority, Zambia (HEA)
Guyana Campus received Full Registration by National Accreditation Council for 3 years
Listed in the Medical Council of India
Texila International Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
Guyana Campus – Graduation ceremony –3rd batch of Doctors
Guyana Campus – Academic Partnership with Ponce Health Science University – Puerto Rico
New University Campus in Guyana
Recognition by Nursing Council of Guyana
Site visit by CAAM-HP
Academic collaboration with University of Zambia
Approved by Health Profession Council of Zambia (HPCZ)
Zambia Campus -1st batch of MBChB students
94.9% rating by HEA Audit Report | Ranked Tier 1 by HEA
International Medical conference held in Guyana Campus
Zambia Campus: The Kenneth Kaunda–TAU Scholarship for Zambian students, worth 1.3 Million ZMW, was launched on August 14, 2019, which was aimed to benefit 25 students with an outstanding aptitude and an exemplary profile.
Guyana Campus: The Accreditation Commission of Colleges of Medicine (ACCM) paid its site visit to Texila American University’s Guyana campus.
Guyana Campus: Texila American University, Guyana, has got approval from NAC for postgraduate medical programs: Master of Medicine-Anesthesiology and Master of Medicine in Emergency Medicine.
DBLP: Public health and business administration programs have been started to be delivered in the French language.
Smart Labz: Taksha Smart Labz, an online tutoring service, has been launched.
Partnership with Lecturio for Offering Online Content
Partnership with Kaplan for the Basic Science Review Program
Launch of CxEasy 2021
Texila American University was approved by OSAP for the Canadian Loan Program
Partnership with GROW Initiative by the Government of Guyana
Partnership with Guyana Defense Force
Partnership with Guyana Police Force
Launched College of Hospitality and Tourism
Partnership with CTH, UK
Approved as an Authorized GED Training Center
Accreditation from two esteemed accrediting bodies
Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP).
Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)