The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 64,000 students (including 58,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.
As one of the largest public land grant research institutions in the United States, The Ohio State University’s work in India dates back over fifty years with the establishment of the Punjab Agricultural University, as well as design and curriculum development for the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur.
As part of its Global Gateways programs, Ohio State established a presence in India in early 2012 and boasts a number of growing partnerships with Indian universities and businesses. Ohio State’s Gateway office is located in the heart of Mumbai and is establishing key relationships with not only universities and businesses, but also with the local and federal governments.
In mid-2013, Ohio State was awarded the prestigious Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative grant with an emphasis on training the future faculty of India in STEM disciplines. In addition to establishing relationships, the India Gateway office is responsible for increasing student mobility for Ohio State students to India. Since the inception of the office, Ohio State enrollments in both for-credit study abroad programs and internships in India have risen drastically.
IndoGenius is a New Delhi based organisation, established in 2010 to assist universities, businesses, NGOs and government agencies from around the world interact with India. Guided by the Rig Veda's wish that good ideas should come from all over the world, its mission is to help increase the greater sum of knowledge for the benefit of all mankind.
IndoGenius work is directed by the firm belief that the next chapter of the human story will in part be defined by the economic and intellectual re-emergence of India and that its global partners can learn from, as well as contribute to, this re-emergence.
In pursuit of these goals, IndoGenius has worked with dozens of U.S., UK, Australian and EU institutions and their Indian counterparts. This has included providing student immersion programs; conducting research and policy reports; developing free mobile education applications; and other strategic initiatives such as academic and research collaborations, preparing campus development plans, supporting graduate career opportunities, and developing alumni relations.
Over 900 university students from the U.S., UK and Europe have completed programs and internships with IndoGenius. An interdisciplinary approach, using India’s cities and villages as the classroom, has inspired students to reconsider the importance of India and its relevance to their lives and careers.