University of Michigan celebrates 200 years with Indian alumni at Mumbai

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Mumbai: The University of Michigan celebrated it’s 200th anniversary with its Indian alumni at a special event in Mumbai on 18th November, 2017.

James Holloway, Vice Provost for Global Engagement and Interdisciplinary Academic Affairs, said that the university wants to celebrate its bicentennial with alumni around the world.

The Indian alumni are over 6,000 strong and include names like G V Sanjay Reddy, Vice Chairman, GVK.

U-M Indian Alumni Association President Sujoy Bhattacharya, a graduate of the Ross School of Business, said that the passion keeps the alumni involved and enthused. “Having key U-M leaders visit India to celebrate 200 with Indian alumni association has recharged us all,” he said.

Along with James Holloway, deans of three colleges – Andrew Martin, dean of College of Literature, Science and the Arts, Alec Gallimore, dean of College of Engineering, and Scott De Rue dean of Stephen M. Ross school of Business were also in Mumbai to join the celebrations. Another member of the delegation, Farina Mir, director of U-M Center for South Asian Studies, said U-M has deep commitments to India.

The Michigan University’s connection with India dates back to 1897 when Sanskrit was first taught at the university and continues to this day with critical partnerships with AIIMS, Delhi University and Institute for Science Education and Research.