The U.S. Department of State and the University Grants Commission eight institutional partnership projects for the fifth and final round of Indo-U.S. 21st Century Knowledge Initiative awards (formerly known as the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative) have been announced. These awards are in a continuation of the educational partnership between the United States and India.
Interestingly, Kashmir University also stands in the U.S.-India 21st Century Knowledge initiative Awards.
As per a statement the initiative aims to strengthen collaboration and build partnerships between U.S. and Indian institutions of higher education. Each project will receive an award of up to $190,000 that can be utilized over a three-year period, with the aim of encouraging mutual understanding, educational reform, and economic growth, as well as the development of junior faculty at U.S. and Indian institutions of higher learning.
U.S-India Partnerships include prestigious institutions like Clarkson University, NY, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, Gannon University, PA, University of South Florida, FL, Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh, Research Institute of World’s Ancient Traditions, Cultures and Heritage, Arunachal Pradesh, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, Montana Tech, Butte, MT, Panjab University, Chandigarh, Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland, FL, Mangalore University, Karnataka, College of Engineering and Computing, Florida International University, Miami, FL, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.