University of Southern California

USC Leadership Delegation to India

In February 2011, USC President C. L. Max Nikias led a delegation of university faculty, administrators and trustees to India, where they met with key Indian partners in higher education, business and government, and with USC alumni, to build sustainable alliances in the areas of medicine and health care, neurosciences, the arts, communication and journalism, business, and technology and engineering.

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The Taj Mahal

“Top U.S. School” in the News

“It’s one of the world’s leading private research universities, and is the most popular American university among Indian students,” the Education Mail of New Delhi wrote in a major feature story about the USC delegation. “The University of Southern California (USC) boasts of nearly 1,700 students from India on its campus at any given point in time. In the first-ever visit by a USC president to India, President C. L. Max Nikias came calling with a high-level delegation of USC deans. No less than Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani threw a party for the delegation on their first day.  The delegation was backed by USC trustee Ratan Tata, who also accompanied Nikias to met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.”

The Mail also briefly profiled USC’s dean of religious life: “Varun Soni created history in 2008 when he was appointed USC’s dean of religious life, becoming the first Hindu and the first Indian ever to get such a post at a US university. ‘This is the first generation that lists meaning as one of the things they are looking for in their career, and our programming addresses this,’ he said.”

Education Mail, New Delhi (PDF, 1.7MB)

Topics: Media Coverage

Itinerary

  1. Depart from USA Feb 18
  2. AMumbai Feb 20-22
  3. BNew Delhi Feb 23-24
  4. CAgra Feb 23-24
  5. DBangalore Feb 25-26
  6. Depart from India Feb 27