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Indian Scholars Rise at American Universities

Compiled/Written by Murali Kamma Email Compiled/Written by Murali Kamma
March 2012
Indian Scholars Rise at American Universities

When Nobel laureate Amartya Sen received the National Humanities Medal last month, he became the first Indian to win this honor.

In recent years, a number of Indian-Americans have been appointed as deans at American universities. One can mention, among others, Soumitra Dutta (Cornell), Nitin Nohria (Harvard), Pradeep Khosla (Carnegie Mellon), Dipak Jain (Northwestern), Shankar Sastry (UC-Berkeley) and Vijay Dhir (UCLA).

Also worth noting: Indian-Americans head a few American universities. The well-known Behruz Sethna has been president of the University of West Georgia since 1994. Renu Khator, the University of Houston System’s chancellor, is also president of the University of Houston. Then we have Satish Tripathi, president of the University at Buffalo, which is part of the State University of New York. And Jamshed Bharucha is president of New York’s Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

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