Guest Lecture by Prof. J P Agrawal from Purdue University, USA

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On 13th January 2015, Prof. Jai P. Agrawal addressed the faculty members of School of Engineering at GD Goenka University. Prof. Agrawal, Ph.D. from University of Illinois Chicago USA, M.S. and B.S. from IIT Kanpur India has been with the Purdue University for more than 25 years and has many publications, patents and awards to his name. In his talk, he talked about various possible collaboration opportunities between GD Goenka University and Purdue University Calumet USA. He communicated about the various degree seeking and non-degree seeking student exchange and transfer programs where students from GD Goenka University can spend time at Purdue campus and gain valuable experience along with credits. He also discussed about joint project works that can be undertaken by the faculty members of the two Universities.

Prof. Agrawal, who visited GD Goenka University for two days (12th and 13th January, 2015), was quite impressed with the infrastructure, research initiatives and overall vision of the School of Engineering. During visit to different labs, he advised various lab-in-charges to look for opportunities to carry out small real-life projects in their respective labs so that the students gain valuable hands-on experience on engineering principles. He also met the Vice-Chancellor and other higher authorities of GD Goenka University to explore collaboration opportunities between the two universities.

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