Atlanta, GA

Georgia Tech leaders welcomed India’s ambassador to the United States

Amy Cheribelle
Georgia Tech

ATLANTA, GA- On July 10, Georgia Tech leaders welcomed India's ambassador to the United States, H.E. Taranjit Singh Sandhu on its campus in Atlanta.

This visitation includes a tour of parts of the campus, and conversations about possibilities on how Georgia Tech and India's ambassador could collaborate on research, as well as other opportunities.

"India just launched a new national education policy in 2020," said Devesh Ranjan, an associate chair for Research and professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering.

"Educational partnership can increasingly play an important role in strengthening ties between the US and India," he added.

On this occasion, Sandhu, who at that time joined consul general of India, Swati Vijay Kulkarni, met Tech leaders.

The Tech Leaders including,

  • Chaouki Abdallah, who is executive vice president for Research.
  • Steve McLaughlin, who is the provost.
  • Julia Kubanek, who is vice president for Interdisciplinary Research.
  • Sivakumar Raghupathy, who is interim chief commercialization officer and chair and professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

The group visited The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design and the EcoCommons.

Following the visitation, the group met with faculty members as well as graduate students in order to discuss the United Nations Sustainable Goals and the relation between technology, social sciences, and healthcare.

In addition, they also talked about expanding STEM education all over the globe.

"Excellent interaction w/ @GeorgiaTech leadership, faculty and students this morning. Happy to note their interest to further strengthen links with #India. Discussed the huge opportunities for Flag of IndiaFlag of United States partnership in STEM areas," said Sandhu on his Twitter.

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