The Visit of the Vice Chancellor to India

The visit of the Vice Chancellor to India took place between 16th and 26th August 2018. The visit was organised by the Embassy of India in South Sudan and sponsored by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) through its Academic Visitor Programme. Places visited included cultural heritage sites, government agencies, quangos, universities, and research institutions, and think-tanks.  Means of travel around included road and air. The Vice Chancellor first landed in Mumbai on the morning of 17 August where he made connection for New Delhi in the same morning. Overall, he spent 3 days in New Delhi, a day in Agra, 2 days in Bengaluru, and 2 days in Mumbai.

Cultural Sites Visited

Qutb Minar (New Delhi), Taj Mahal (Agra) Agra Fort (Agra), Fatephur Sikri (40 Km from Agra), and Gateway of India (Mumbai).

Government Agencies Visited

Ministry of External Affairs (New Delhi), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (New Delhi), and ICCR (Bengaluru).

Research Centers and Institutes Visited

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC, New Delhi), Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bengaluru (IIIT-B).

Universities Visited

University of Delhi (New Delhi), Jawaharal Nehru University (New Delhi), and University if Bengaluru (Bengaluru).

Think-Tank Visited

Rahbhau Mhalgi Probdhini Training (Indian Institute for Democratic Leadership), Uttan Village, Bhayander (West), Thane. It is an independent academy for training of socio-political activists and centre for public education and enlightenment.

The Vice Chancellor had a chance of meeting;

Dr. B. Bala Bhaskar, Joint Secretary, Sudan-South Sudan, MEA (New Dehli); Pankaj Kumar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (New Delhi); P. Venuggopal, Regional Director, ICCR, Bengaluru; Professor Mamdida J. Kumar, Vice Chancellor, JNU University; Prof. Yogesh Tyagi, Vice Chancellor University of Delhi; Professor S. Sadagopan, Director, IIIT-B; Mr. Ravindra Sathe, Director General, Ramhau Mhalgi Prabodhini, and Navneet Jain, Joint Director, CDAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing), among others.

The Vice Chancellor of the University returned to the Country on 27th of August 2018.

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