Inside JGU 2021 - Issue 7 (July)

JGU establishes scholarship to commemorate veteran journalist H. Venkatasubbiah

To enable meritorious students from weaker economic backgrounds to pursue world-class education, JGU has announced a scholarship in memory of the late veteran journalist H. Venkatasubbiah.

Mr H. Venkatasubbiah’s daughter, Dr. Vanita Viswanath, has endowed Rs 2 lakhs per annum to support selected scholars. M.A. Economics students at the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP) are eligible for the H. Venkatasubbiah Scholarship. The students selected for the scholarship are Ankin M. Patil, Havi Singh, Muskaan Mehra and Sarthak Udaiwal.

Dr. Viswanath said: “The purpose of establishing the H. Venkatasubbiah Scholarship Endowment Fund at JGU is to promote academic excellence, research, integrity and diversity by recognising the hard work of students who are unable to bear the costs of education.”

On the occasion of announcing the scholarship, Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice-Chancellor, JGU, said: “We are thankful to Dr. Viswanath for choosing JGU for establishing this important scholarship endowment fund in memory of renowned economic historian, H. Venkatasubbiah who enriched India’s journalism with his scholarly writings for close to two decades. The establishment of the H. Venkatasubbiah Endowed Scholarship Fund aligns with our vision of making world-class global education accessible to all aspiring students. We are committed to making our global curricula accessible to meritorious students from all social and economic backgrounds.”

Professor R. Sudarshan, Dean, JSGP, said: “I am delighted that the students of JSGP are the recipients of the H. Venkatasubbiah Scholarship. By providing access to higher education, this scholarship will enable and empower the students of JSGP to pursue careers in public policy including in areas of economic, social, and human development.”

Mr H. Venkatasubbiah joined The Hindu Group in 1956 and retired as a Deputy Editor in 1975. In recognition of his contributions to Indian journalism and economics, JGU has instituted the annual H. Venkatasubbiah Memorial Lecture in 2020. Mr N. Ravi, Chairman of Kasturi & Sons Ltd, delivered the first lecture. Mr. Ravi described Mr Venkatasubbiah as one of a “rare breed of scholar journalists” and “an economic historian of considerable repute.”