JNU vice chancellor Pandit: India, China have a lot to learn from each other
“I think we have a lot to learn from each other, and this MOU between YMU and JNU is just a beginning for other universities in India to join,” said Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit, vice chancellor of Indian Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), during a recent exclusive interview with Yunnan International Communication Center for South and Southeast Asia.
Pandit said this after her university signed a new Momorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Yunnan Minzu University (YMU). The two universities jointly established the China-India People-to-People Exchange Center in June 2018. Two years later, they forged a cooperative partnership and kicked off cooperation in yoga and other health-related fields.
A grand taichi-yoga show was staged in central Yunnan’s Kunming city in June.
This year marks the center’s fifth anniversary, and the two side recently renewed their MOU for further cultural exchanges and cooperation. Pandit has also been appointed as honorary director of the China-India People-to-People Exchange Center at YMU.
“People-to-people (exchanges) are very important because I’ve come to know how hospitable and generous the Chinese people are at heart, and I think the friendship and cooperation will go a great way, improving not only academic and people-to-people (exchanges) but also faculty exchange, student exchange and joint degrees,” said Pandit.
Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit (left) is appointed as honorary director of the China-India People-to-People Exchange Center.
Planning by Xiong Yan and Chu Donghua; Reporting by Wang Huan; Trans-editing by Wang Shixue