MoU brings senior Indian historian to Victoria
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on 2 May in Auckland in the presence of the President of India, His Excellency Mr Pranab Mukherjee, gives Victoria University of Wellington students a unique opportunity to be taught about India by a senior Indian historian.
Under the MoU, a senior Indian academic will visit Victoria University every year to teach an undergraduate course on modern Indian history and culture, and to give a public lecture.
The MoU will also enhance academic relationships between Victoria and Indian universities, creating opportunities for greater exchanges of ideas, staff and students.
The parties to the MoU are Victoria University's Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) of New Delhi. The MoU will continue a visiting ICCR Chair in Indian Studies.
Hon Steven Joyce, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment was also present at the occasion.
Professor Jennifer Windsor, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, signed the MoU with His Excellency Mr Sanjiv Kohli, the High Commissioner for India, signing on behalf of the ICCR.
The arrangement will continue until 2019.