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Inauguration-of-6th-International-Young-Scholars-Workshop-by-ASPA | Event Date: Wednesday, 12th, July 2017

Date :12/07/2017

Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS), in association with American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), USA is conducting the 6th International Young Scholars Workshop at HITS. Hindustan Group of Institution is celebrating its golden jubilee year and to commemorate this event Dr. KCG Verghese, Higher Education, Leadership and Management Centre(HELM) is inaugurated in line with the vision and ideals of the Founder Chairman. The centre of Excellence HELM aims at shaping the future of Higher Education Institutions across the globe through continual innovation in Education, Leadership and Management, Research and contribution to society.

The inauguration of the Dr. KCG Verghese HELM centre and International Young Scholars workshop was held on 12th July 2017 at Hindustan University. Hindustan University in collaboration with American Society for Public Administration(ASPA), USA, hosted the International Young scholars workshop. . More than 20 American scholars from 14 universities overseas, 10 mentors from US and India, and 10 selected young scholars from India were part of the event. The programme commenced with the welcome address by Dr. Pon Ramalingam , Registrar , Hindustan University. Ms. Janice Lachance, JD, President ASPA deliberated on ASPA and its objectives. Dr. S. Ramachandran, Vice Chancellor, HITS gave the Presidential Address he spoke about the importance of collaboration with institutions overseas and the applauded the combined effort of hosting an international workshop related to the challenges in Higher Education. Prof. Ved Prakash , Former Chairman , UGC , New Delhi also emphasized the need for addressing the issues and challenges in Higher Education. Dr. KCG Verghese, Higher Education, Leadership and Management Centre was inaugurated at Hindustan University, brochure was released on the occasion and there was also the launch of HELM website. Mr. William P. Shields, Jr. Executive Director, ASPA released the International Young Scholars Workshop proceedings comprising selected papers of the young scholars who were selected for presentation and mentored by senior scholars. Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director, Hindustan University in his felicitation Address informed that he was indeed proud that Hindustan University has taken the initiative to establish one more centre of excellence apart from the 14 centres of excellence . This centre has chartered objectives to address the Higher education, Leadership and Management challenges providing a platform for exchange of ideas for all stakeholders. It is keen to network with professionals across the world to enhance mobility and sharing of knowledge. He informed that the institution is focused on attaining global rankings and he is extremely happy to announce that Hindustan University has obtained QS 3 star ratings.

There was a signing of MOU between Hindustan University and American Society for Public Administration(ASPA), USA establishing future collaborations.Dr. Anbu Arumugam, Assistant Professor, Dept, of Public Administration, Annamalai University, Founder Trustee, Kothai Arumugam Charity Foundation who coordinated, sponsored and supported the event IYSW 2017 in association with Hindustan University proposed the vote of thanks

ABOUT HINDUSTAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science (Hindustan University) is a prestigious University in Chennai and is accredited with an “A” Grade by NAAC, Govt. of India. It has completed over three decades of committed service to the nation. The University has a cosmopolitan ambience comprising talented students supported by experienced and efficient teaching fraternity. It is famous for its 150 acre lush green campus and excellent infrastructure. 14 Centres of Excellence are established to promote research activities with an aim to emerge as a leading Research University.

ABOUT HELM CENTRE Late Dr. KCG, Founder Chairman of Hindustan Group of Institutions, who was a pioneer in establishing Technical Education Institution in Tamil Nadu. He had a vision of imparting quality education by establishing Institutes of Higher Education to provide knowledge, know-how, wisdom, and character to the students. Dr. KCG Verghese Higher Education, Leadership and Management(HELM) centre will work towards transparency in higher education, strengthen leadership of higher education reforms, foster and facilitate implementation of reform across the country and institutions across the globe.

About ASPA The American Society for Public Administration(ASPA), USA is the largest and most professional association for Public Administration, with a diverse membership of 8000 practitioners, scholars and students. It is dedicated to advancing Art, Science, Teaching and practice of Public and Non profit administration. Since 1939, ASPA has been the most respected society representing all forums in public services. ASPA leaders believes that this society can enhance the quality of lives worldwide by embracing new ideas, addressing key public service issues and promoting changes locally and internationally.