JGU VC gets 'Bicentennial Medal' from US university
IANS, Sonipat | Published : 5th October 2019
In recognition of O.P. Jindal Global University's efforts to forge
collaborations with universities across the world, the institution's Vice
Chancellor, Professor C. Raj Kumar was conferred the 'Bicentennial Medal' by
Indiana University Bloomington in the US.
"It is my very great pleasure that you have been awarded the Indiana
University Bicentennial Medal. It is awarded to individuals who have broadened
the reach of Indiana University around the world. It is a recognition of your
tremendous interdisciplinary and global collaboration," Professor Michael A.
McRobbie, President, Indiana University, said in his congratulatory letter.
"Your tireless dedication to the future and growth of your university has
also benefited Indiana University. We have been beneficiaries of our joint
programmes, of students who have come from Sonipat to Bloomington and the
opportunities shown to students from Indiana University," Indiana University
Executive Vice President Lauren Robel said in a statement.
The award was
presented this week by Indiana University professors Austen L. Parrish, Hannah
Buxbaum and Jayanth Krishnan.
"Indiana University Bicentennial Medal is
given during the bicentennial celebratory year in recognition of distinguished
and distinctive service in support of the mission of Indiana University," read
the citation of the medal.
JGU and Indiana University's renowned
professional schools, namely, The Maurer School of Law, The Kelley School of
Business and The School of Public and Environmental Affairs along with the
Indiana University Centre on Philanthropy have established a fruitful
collaboration over the past 10 years.
"We look forward to many more years
of an outstanding partnership between our two institutions," Parrish said, while
presenting the medal.
"I am truly humbled by this recognition and is a
testament to the vision of our benefactor and founding Chancellor and the
outstanding contribution of our faculty, students and staff of JGU," the JGU VC
said in his acceptance speech.
"Over the last decade, the collaboration
with Indiana has achieved its goal and ambition to create knowledge and develop
the professional skills of our students by introducing them to a wide variety of
graduate-level experiences within the U.S. educational system, while giving
American students first-hand interaction with the rapidly growing Indian
economy," he added.
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