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Delegates from India visit Hawai'i Community College

Hawaiʻi Community College
Thatcher J P Moats, (808) 934-2506
External Affairs/Rel Coord, External Affairs and Relations
Posted: Nov 30, -0001

HILO (June 27, 2013) — A three-member delegation from the University of Mumbai in India visited Hawai‘i Community College on Thursday, June 27, 2013 as part of a visit to the state, where the delegates have been studying the University of Hawai‘i system.

The delegates have been meeting with key UH administrators and government officials during the past week as they pursue their interest in developing community colleges and as they examine UH’s system, which includes two-year and four-year institutions. 

The visit is part of India's ambitious initiative to establish 10,000 community colleges for 500 million students by 2030.

The University of Mumbai has 667 affiliated colleges and more than 690,000 undergraduate students.

The delegates from India are: Naresh Chandra, Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Mumbai; A.P. Mahajan, Member, Management Council, University of Mumbai; and Sanyogita Morarji, Member, Academic Council, University of Mumbai.

UH community colleges have been providing technical expertise to help India meet its goals for vocational education and skills enhancement.

Administrators, faculty and staff from Hawai‘i CC and the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo welcomed the visitors to the Hawai‘i CC campus in Hilo on Thursday morning with a kīpaepae ceremony.

“We’re honored that the University of Hawai‘i system and Hawai‘i Community College are viewed as models in the world of higher education,” said Hawai‘i CC Chancellor Noreen Yamane. “We are pleased to be able to help one of our global counterparts achieve their goals.”