Yale University announces $75 mn educational Initiative with India

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Washington, Nov 18 (UNI) The Yale University has announced a 75 million dollar educational Initiative to engage with India and South Asia.

The broadest and most ambitious interdisciplinary effort of its kind to date, it will position Yale University among the world's pre-eminent educational institutions.

According to the University's President Richard C Levin, the India Initiative will create new faculty positions and new curriculum across the arts and sciences disciplines, as well as Yale's professional schools of architecture, environmental studies, law, management, medicine, public health, and nursing.

It would also expand the University's visibility in and engagement with India and South Asia through intensified student recruitment efforts, faculty and student exchanges, research partnerships, and leadership education.

The varsity has committed 30 million dollar of its own unrestricted endowment resources to this enterprise, and expects to raise at least 20 million dollar from donors within the next year.

Fully developed, with the support of additional donors over the next several years, the planned additions to Yale's current academic programmes would require endowment resources of 75 million dollar (about Rs 375 crore).

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