Global Scholars team to assist Presidency University


Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen will lead a team of eight scholars, from both India and abroad to make the newly formed Presidency University a centre of excellence. The university is part of the Presidency College in Kolkata. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s great grandson, Sugato Bose, who is a historian and a professor at Harvard University, will be the chairman of the group. In addition to Sen and Bose, the group will have eight scholars. Th e group includes economist Isher Judge Ahluwalia, chairperson of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, and physicist-cum-biologist Himadri Pakrasi, director, International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability, Washington. Others in the group are Abhijit Banerjee, Ford Foundation International professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Swapan Chakraborty, director, National Library, Kolkata; Sukanta Chaudhuri, professor emeritus of English at Jadavpur University; and Ashoke Sen, professor of physics at the Harish Chandra Research Institute of Allahabad University. 

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