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Dr. Suchitra Gururaj Receives Fulbright Scholar Award to Travel to India

Dr. Suchitra Gururaj
Gururaj is the assistant vice president for community and economic engagement
in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at the University of Texas.

The U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has announced that DDCE Assistant Vice President Suchitra Gururaj has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to India.

Through the Fulbright-Nehru India International Education Administrators Seminar program, Gururaj is one of 15 scholars who, as a group, will visit 15 institutions of higher education in Kolkata, Chennai and Delhi.  They will exchange ideas and thoughts with their counterparts and develop an understanding of the current government policy framework for higher education institutions in India.

According to Gururaj, her goal is to expand service abroad programs within the DDCE so that diverse students have the opportunity to enhance their global perspectives. She will also continue to research and write about comparative affirmative action policies, including those in Indian higher education.

logo for Fulbright ScholarThe Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to forge lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, counter misunderstandings, and help people and nations work together toward common goals. For further information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State, please visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright.