Building Universities That Matter: In Conversation with Professor Pankaj Chandra

Building Universities That Matter: In Conversation with Professor Pankaj Chandra
May 07, 2018 7:00 PM University Office Events

The launch of the Ahmedabad University Bookstore was preceded by a panel discussion, led by some of the leading academic thinkers: Professors Pankaj Chandra (Vice Chancellor, Ahmedabad University), Kunal Basu (University of Oxford) and Apoorvanand (University of Delhi). The panel discussed the need for university education as a systemic process in the context of the city in which it exists, and how its culture is nuanced by a discourse between the city and university. The Bookstore, “is an attempt to provide a reflective stage for interdisciplinary thinking and its expressions to shape the concerns of society and its culture” said  Professor Chandra. Speaking on the subject Professor Chandra also said, “The fact that there are no university bookstores in India which house an eclectic assortment of deeply-researched books is what triggered this idea among the leadership at Ahmedabad University. Moreover, the initiative is in line with our vision of developing Ahmedabad University as a comprehensive university driven primarily by research that focuses on real concerns of society”.
 
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