Friday, October 07, 2011

University of Texas names business studies institute after Naveen Jindal

In a first for an Indian, the University of Texas at Dallas has decided to name its School of Management after Indian industrialist Parliamentarian, Naveen Jindal. Jindal will not only be the first Indian to get such an honour, but also becomes the first alumni from India of an American University to have an educational institution named after him.

According to the university officials, the honour is in recognition of Jindal's exceptional distinction in the fields of entrepreneurship and public service, for his reputation for honesty, personal integrity and high standards of personal and professional character. The recognition will also lead to the establishment of the Naveen Jindal Institute for Indo-American Business Studies.

Jindal earned his MBA from UT Dallas in 1992. He was the UT Dallas Student Government President and got the Student Leader of the year award while studying at the university.

"It's very important to build institutions of higher learning. I am honoured that UTD decided to name the School of Management after me," said Jindal, Chairman and Managing Director of Jindal Steel and Power Limited . "My vision and desire is that the Naveen Jindal School of Management becomes the school of choice for some of the brightest and best individuals who will truly lead us into the next generation, leaders who will truly embrace the global vision and balance the needs of the people with the environment in an ethical and sustainable manner."

The Naveen Jindal School of Management will offer full-time, part-time and executive MBA programmes apart from enhancing faculty research productivity.

Source: The Times of India, October 7, 2011

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