Dr TV Nagendra Prasad, consul general of India to the US hosted by Arizona International university


New Delhi : Indian students, faculty, and scholars at Arizona International University were honoured with a reception hosted by the university.

Indian Consul General Dr. TV Nagendra Prasad was the special guest of Arizona International. There were also Daniel Palm, Associate Vice President for International Affairs; JP Jones, Dean of International Education; Salil Gupta, Chief Advisor for South Asia; and Dr. Liesl Folks, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.

Dr. Prasad spoke to the crowd and said it was an honour and a pleasure to meet the students and faculty of the University of Arizona and hear about their research and studies. He discussed the results of such endeavours and partnerships between Indian and American institutions, and he described new policies in India that will allow for more opportunities for academic and research collaboration.

Dr. Folks praised the dedication and progress made by the University’s growing number of Indian students and faculty. She noted that Indian students have enrolled at the university from over 250 cities in 25 states and 4 union territories since 2018, making them one of the largest communities among the 130+ represented nationalities. The reception was held in a truly one-of-a-kind and memorable setting: the stage of the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre. A spectacular dance performance choreographed by Hayley Meier, Assistant Professor of Practice and Undergraduate Advisor at the UArizona School of Dance, was presented to the audience. Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance students Sophia Borgarello and George Brous wowed the crowd with their performance.

More than 550 Indian students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programmes ranging from business and information science and computing to engineering, health, environmental, and space studies at the University of Arizona. More than sixty visiting Indian faculty and scholars from the fields of medicine, pharmacology, health, geosciences, environmental sciences, engineering, and more receive advice and assistance from Arizona International University.

About University of Arizona :

The University of Arizona, a land-grant university with two independently accredited medical schools, is one of the nation’s top 50 public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report. Established in 1885, the university is widely recognized as a student-centric university and has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. The university ranked in the top 20 in 2020 in research expenditures among all public universities, according to the National Science Foundation, and is a leading Research 1 institution with $761 million in annual research expenditures.