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

Topic: Alumni

A Trojan Family Portrait … From Bangalore

Topics: Alumni, Bangalore, International Offices

Bangalore is often referred to as the Silicon Valley of South Asia. Numerous technology companies and innovators are based there. (The head of one such company – Infosys, a USC partner – inspired the title of Thomas Friedman’s famous book The World Is Flat.)

Below is a Trojan Family portrait from Bangalore, on the occasion of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s dedication of the university’s Bangalore office Friday night. The group consisted of USC’s leadership delegation, alumni and parents, and friends of USC.

A Worldwide Family

Topics: Alumni, Mumbai, New Delhi

Reporting from New Delhi, USC Alumni Association CEO Scott Mory said: “The Trojan Family is vibrant and strong here in India! We have met so many enthusiastic and dedicated alumni, parents and friends on this trip.”

Engineering a Global Future

Topics: Academic Cooperation, Alumni, Bangalore, Engineering, International Offices, MOU, Mumbai, New Delhi, Research Collaboration

USC Viterbi dean Yannis Yortsos says that the India trip has helped him connect far more closely with Viterbi alumni and parents.  The school has hosted well-attended events in both Mumbai and Delhi, with another one scheduled tomorrow for Bangalore.  USC Viterbi has been the key player behind the new USC office in Bangalore, which will be formally dedicated on Friday.

In India, USC Marshall Means Business

Topics: Academic Cooperation, Alumni, Bangalore, Business, Mumbai

“Vice Dean Shantanu Dutta and I have had wonderful meetings in Mumbai with Marshall alums, who are very excited about the potential of our building our presence in India,” reports Jim Ellis, dean of the USC Marshall School of Business. “We also have met with representatives of schools to discuss partnerships between our institutions. As we move to Delhi and Bangalore, we continue to meet with alums, parents, other business schools and companies to talk about what we can be doing for our students and to bring India closer to Southern California.”


  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