Washington, Apr 22: Two Indians are among 16 scholars selected for the 2015 Yale World Fellows in the US for their exemplary mid-career work.
An Indian conflict reporter, Rahul Pandita and a healthcare founder, Zeena Johar were selected by the prestigious Ivy League university. [At 17, Indian-origin girl gets into all 8 Ivy League schools]
They were chosen from a pool of about 4,000 applicants for the New Haven, Connecticut-based university's signature global leadership development initiative.
With the addition of Pandita and Johar, the global Yale World Fellows network now includes 17 Indian Fellows, more than any other country since the programme was established in 2002.
"I am delighted to welcome this incredible group of activists, artists, policy makers and key global players to Yale," said incoming Yale World Fellows Director Emma Sky.
This year's cohort brings the total number of Yale World Fellows since the programme's inception in 2002 to 273, representing 85 countries.
Pandita is mostly known for his reportage on Maoist insurgency in central and eastern India, and on the turmoil in Kashmir.
Johar's SughaVazhvu healthcare centre is working to create a primary-care delivery network through rural clinics.
Each year, the University invites a group of exemplary mid-career professionals from a wide range of fields and countries for an intensive four-month period of academic enrichment and leadership training.