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Welcome to Foundation For India Studies
India Studies Program at the University of Houston
As the preeminent public university in this global city, the University of
Houston is committed to the study of world cultures, the promotion of global
commerce, and the enhancement of international understanding. The
proposed India Studies Program will promote teaching and scholarship
focused on the history, politics, economics, languages, arts and culture of
Foundation for India Studies brings Symbiosis to UH
Left to Right: Prof. K. Subramanian (Symbiosis) Dr. John Bowen, Mrs. Parul Fernandes, Dr. William Fitzgibbon, Dr. Jerald Strickland, Frank Kelley, Sadegh Davari, Dr. Donald Foss (all UH), Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar (Symbiosis) Dr. John Antel (UH), Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar (Symbiosis), Dr. Yvette Bendeck (UH), Dr. Ashish Chandra (UH), Krishna Vavilala, Chairman, Foundation for India Studies.
A delegation led by Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, Executive Director of Symbiosis International University in Pune,India, visited University of Hosuton recently.
The delegation included Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar, Dean of Symbiosis Health care Programs and Prof Subramanium, Human Resources Director.
They signed a memorandum of understanding with UH for expanding their programs in the international arena through collaboration with The University of Houston and the Foundation for India Studies.
This is a reciprocal visit by Symbiosis which was visited by the University of Houston delegation led by Dr. Jerald Strickland in January.2008.
Symbiosis is one of India’s leading educational institutions imparting quality education for over 36 years and is a family of 34 academic institutions spread across campuses in and around Pune, which is a sister city to Mumbai, India’s commercial capital.
Symbiosis hosts over 45,000 Indian and international students on campus. These campuses epitomize their motto ˜Promoting International Understanding through Quality Education” and are a beehive for international students from across the globe, being privy to Indian culture and hospitality. Many of these campuses are fully residential and recreational facilities include swimming pools, amphitheaters and health care centers.
All of the Symbiosis International University students live dormitories. It also ranks among the ten best Business Schools in India. They have undergraduate ARTS and Science, Health Technology, Law, Technology, Design and Management. They have excellent professional MBA programs.
Over 100,000 students are also participating in the Distance Learning programs at Symbiosis.
Recognizing its excellent track record, Symbiosis International University has been selected by the University Grants Commission, Government of India, to promote Indian education overseas.
Symbiosis plans to start a special India Studies curriculum for American students who can come to India for study as part of their education and get credits for it here, and also an American studies program for Indian students planning to come and study in America.
-Report by India Herald (June 13, 2008)
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