Exchange of knowledge between MG University and its US counterparts offers opportunities for exchange of knowledge which would help address food security, climate change, sustainable energy and public health issues and turn the state into the best habitat in the world, said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. He was speaking at a ceremony in which MG varsity was honoured with the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Award on Tuesday.
He said that MG University being the only state university to receive the award, is a welcome step and hoped more mutually benefiting schemes would be taken up.
US envoy Nancy J Powell, who along with Chandy presented the citation to MG University Vice-Chancellor Rajan Gurukkal, said that the 10 million dollar programme co-funded equally by governments of India and the US, is designed to launch innovative projects to advance scholarship.
She said that MG university, in partnership with Brown, Duke and Plymouth State universities, have submitted a project entitled ‘An Interdisciplinary and Community Oriented Approach towards Sustainable Development’.