BHU forms committee on international collaborations, admissions

BHU forms steering committee to focus on strategies to enhance international admissions and partnerships and strengthen alumni network.

Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi. (Picture: Press Release)Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi. (Picture: Press Release)

Ishita Ranganath | January 10, 2023 | 03:59 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Banaras Hindu University (BHU) has formed a steering committee in efforts to build connections with international universities, institutions and scientific societies. The committee will focus on strategies to enhance international admissions and partnerships and strengthen alumni network.

The steering committee is chaired by BHU, coordinator, international collaborations, V Chalapathi Rao while BHU, coordinator, international students and hostel, SVS Raju is the co-chairman. BHU has tasked the committee with building international relations. The committee will help attract grants, scholarships, fellowships and chair professorships from various international funding agencies and academic bodies.

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In interest of BHU students and faculty, the committee will advise on the agreements between BHU and various international stakeholders. BHU, vice chancellor, Sudhir Kumar has been focusing on BHU’s alumni base, to achieve this the committee will be guiding developments in constituting a strong international alumni network.

The advisors for the steering committee are- BHU, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, consultant and former director, Ramesh Chand; BHU, Dean, Faculty of science, Madhoolika Agarawal; University of Tokyo, Seetha Ram and British Council, South Asia, senior advisor, Sudhanshu Sinha.

The members of the BHU committee are- Faculty of visual arts, Manish Arora; Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, Prashant Srivastava; Faculty of science, Archana Tiwari; Faculty of Ayurveda, Kishor Patwardhan; Faculty of arts, Sachin Tiwari, Firoz and Chandani Kumari; Institute of Medical Sciences, Atanu Roy and Public relations officer and assistant informantion, Chander Shekher.

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