New Delhi, 4 October 2019: US-based Indiana University Bloomington has conferred its Bicentennial Medal on O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) Vice Chancellor, Prof. C. Raj Kumar.
The Bicentennial Medallion was presented by Professor Austen L. Parrish, Dean & James H. Rudy Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, together with Prof. Hannah Buxbaum, Vice President of International Affairs, Indiana University; John. E. Schiller Chair in Legal Ethics and Professor of Lawalong with Prof. (Dr.) Jayanth Krishnan, Milt and Judi Stewart Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington; Director, Milt and Judi Stewart Center on the Global Legal Profession at a special ceremony at JGU campus.
The citation of the Medal says, “Indiana University Bicentennial Medal is given during the Bicentennial Celebratory Year in recognition of distinguished and distinctive service in support of the mission of Indiana University”.
In his congratulatory letter, Prof. Michael A. McRobbie, President, Indiana University said, “It is my very great pleasure that you have been awarded the Indiana University Bicentennial Medal. It is awarded to individuals who have broadened the reach of Indiana University around the world. It is a recognition of your tremendous interdisciplinary and global collaboration.”
Prof. Lauren Robel, Executive Vice President, Provost and Val Nolan Professor of Law said that she was honoured to witness the growth of O.P. Jindal Global University since inception. In a message, she said, “Your tireless dedication to the future and growth of your University has also benefited Indiana University. We have been beneficiaries of our joint programmes, of students who have come from Sonipat to Bloomington and the opportunities shown to students from Indiana University.”
The unique Bicentennial Medal is crafted from materials salvaged from bells which hung on the Bloomington campus for almost 100 years. While presenting the medal, Prof. Austen Parrish, Dean and James H. Rudy Professor of Law said“We look forward to many more years of an outstanding partnership between our two institutions. Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition.”
In his brief acceptance address, Prof. Raj Kumar said, “I am truly humbled by this recognition and is a testament to the vision of our benefactor and founding Chancellor and the outstanding contribution of our faculty, students and staff of JGU. Over the last decade, the collaboration with Indiana has achieved its goal and ambition to create knowledge and develop the professional skills of our students by introducing them to a wide variety of graduate-level experiences within the U.S. educational system, while giving American students first-hand interaction with the rapidly growing Indian economy.”
JGU and Indiana University’s renowned professional schools, namely: The Maurer School of Law, The Kelley School of Business and The School of Public and Environmental Affairs along with the Indiana University Centre on Philanthropy have established fruitful collaboration over the past ten years.
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