IUB Newsroom »IU to sign agreement with Ambedkar University, foster other relationships across IndiaIU to sign agreement with Ambedkar University, foster other relationships across IndiaOct. 10, 2016FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEEditors: A Hindi language version of this news release also is available.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana University Bloomington Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel is traveling to India to enhance relationships with key university partners and alumni and announce an agreement with one of the country’s most dynamic institutions, Ambedkar University Delhi.
Robel’s visit also will include meetings in Delhi at O.P. Jindal Global University, where IU already has a strong and productive partnership, and at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, a national research university. She also will visit FLAME University, an emerging liberal arts institution near Pune.
Her trip is a follow-up to her past activities as well as those of IU President Michael A. McRobbie. In November 2014, McRobbie dedicated the IU India Gateway office in Gurgaon, a suburb of New Delhi. The facility serves as the hub for the university’s activities across the country.
Robel will meet with FLAME University Vice Chancellor Devi Singh, who previously led Indian Institute of Management-Lucknow, which already has a successful agreement with the IU Kelley School of Business. In 2013, Robel welcomed Singh and a delegation of 14 high-level leaders at Indian universities and technical institutions for a week of leadership and institution building.
She also will meet with Narendra Jadhav, an IU alumnus, economist, writer and educator who also serves in Rajya Sabha, the upper house of India’s parliament. In 2011, McRobbie presented Jadhav with its Thomas Hart Benton Medallion, which is given to individuals who have achieved a level of distinction in public office or service and have exemplified the values of IU.
“It is always an honor to represent Indiana University abroad,” Robel said. “I am delighted to be returning to India, a …