Bangabandhu Chair to be established at Delhi University
Published: 02:48 PM, 22 April 2021
A “Bangabandhu chair" is being established in India's Delhi University on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the independence of Bangladesh.
Times oF India reported that to promote India-Bangladesh ties and push for studies on Bangladesh, Delhi University is set to establish a “Bangabandhu chair” to encourage more Bangladeshi students to take admission here.
Recently, the decision was made at the meeting between Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.
Delhi University's acting vice-chancellor PC Joshi said, “This chair has been established as part of the 50 years of Bangladesh.”
Joshi said there would be teachers of anthropology, political science, sociology, economics or any subject.
“The university will set a criteria and teacher of the chair will be decided through that. This chair will be hosted by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).”
The VC hoped that with the chair, students from Bangladesh would be encouraged to come and study at DU. “We anyway have a lot of students from there. With a few fellowships provided to the international students, their numbers can go up.”
During admissions in 2020, 21 Bangladeshi students joined DU, making it the fifth-biggest contingent of foreign students. Joshi said, with the chair, “ties between India and Bangladesh will also be strengthened.”
- Times Of India