Dec 7, 2022

Highlights of Ohio State's connections with India in 2022

Rattan Lal earned India’s prestigious Padma Shri award for his innovative research.

Three Indian Alumni awarded for excellence in Engineering and Architecture

Indian alumni: Santosh Kumar (MS ’02, computer and information science; PhD ’06, computer science and engineering), Shivkumar (Shiv) Kalyanaraman (MS ’94, PhD ’97, computer and information science) and Rakesh Gupta (BS ’83, electrical engineering) were among the recipients honored with the 2021 Excellence in Engineering and Architecture Alumni Awards in the categories of academic excellence, career achievement, and entrepreneurship and innovation.

Alumni Club of South India Established

The Alumni Club of South India was established in May 2022. The new club is based in Chennai and will focus on alumni engagement in four states: Andhra Pradesh-Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nādu, Kerala. This is the second alumni club in India; the first Alumni Club of India was established in 2018.

Office of International Affairs staff with Rajmohan and Usha Gandhi.

International agreements renewed and signed

The Moritz College of Law and O P Jindal Global University, a new partner university, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in March to enable student and faculty mobility.

Rattan Lal receives Padma Shri award

Rattan Lal recently earned India’s prestigious Padma Shri award for his innovative research and sustainable farming practices that address food insecurity and mitigate climate change. Padma Shri is India’s fourth highest civilian honor and recognizes individuals for their distinguished service in any field.

Ohio State and IIT-Bombay hosted 2022 Faculty Alumni Network meeting.

IMR supports IIT Bombay’s 2022 Faculty Alumni Network meeting at Ohio State

The Ohio State University and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay reunited on the Columbus campus for IIT Bombay’s 2022 Faculty Alumni Network (FAN) Meeting. The symposium convened faculty, alumni and delegates of industry and academia from both the U.S. and India to discuss emerging areas of research and develop new collaborations.

Rajmohan Gandhi: Lessons on reconciliation

A historian, biographer and human rights activist, Rajmohan Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, shared his insight with the Ohio State community in September when he delivered two lectures. His talks focused on the 1947 partition of India and the critical message of peaceful resolution left by one of the world’s best known political and spiritual leaders.

Conference to confront TB and HIV challenges to be held in India

The Foundation for Neglected Disease Research in Bangalore and the India Gateway will host a one-day conference to confront the TB and HIV challenges in January 2023.