Editorial

JU News Desk
Published: January 2020

Dear Readers,

Early in 2018, the HRD Ministry in collaboration with Ministry of External Affairs launched the ‘Study in India’ programme to attract foreign students to pursue higher education in India, by leveraging the best of Indian education system, and by offering scholarships and fee waiver. We are proud to declare that Jain (Deemed-to-be University) has over the past few years, opened its portals of higher education to International students. Currently, 1600 students from 34 countries are pursuing education at JAIN Bengaluru has long been a receptacle of numerous nationalities and cultures and JAIN has contributed another dimension to its global character by spearheading internationalisation of higher education.

At JAIN we are committed to creating an intellectually stimulating and safe environment for overseas students seeking enrichment by way of higher education. The Centre Piece of this issue gives a peek into the initiatives and facilities offered by JAIN to its international student community. The students’ experience, despite the hardships of living and studying on foreign shores, only foregrounds the fact that JAIN has paved the way not only for higher education but also the ambient cultural extravaganza (the excitement of experiencing a new country, its people, religion, language, cuisine etc). It comes as no surprise then, that there is a steady increase in admission of foreign students. Brief interviews with international alumni of JAIN are included.

On the campus this quarter, the most awaited moment in a student’s life, the Convocation Ceremony was presided by Dr. K Shivan-Chairman, ISRO; we give you a brief report.
The In Conversation section features brave heart Tiffany Brar, who despite visual impairment, became a beacon of hope for thousands of visually impaired across the globe; and Annamalai, former DCP, Bengaluru South.

A highlight of the issue is the feature on artist Badal Nanjundaswamy, who has been driving social change through his most unusual, yet highly impactful art installations on the streets of Bengaluru! Musician M A Madhuvanti, a proud alumnus of JAIN, talks about her passion for music which also led her to earn a Ph.D in the role of acoustics in performance spaces.

Hope you enjoy reading this issue.

Cheers until 2020!

Editor