First alumni from India of an American University to have an educational institution
named after him.
In a first for an Indian, the University of Texas at Dallas
has decided to name its School of Management after Indian industrialist Parliamentarian,
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, the 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.
Courtesy: Times of India