Pitt-Bradford’s Gajanan Named Coordinator of 2007 Pitt in India

Issue Date: 
February 5, 2007

Shailendra Gajanan, an economics professor at Pitt’s Bradford campus, will coordinate the 2007 Pitt in India study-abroad program. It will run June 9 to Aug. 1 and be based at the University of Hyderabad.

“This is going to be a life-changing experience for any participating student,” said Gajanan, who is the first Pitt-Bradford professor chosen to coordinate Pitt in India. “In general, I hope I will be able to impress upon students the importance of globalization and technology in economic development. Today, India stands in the center of any discussion of economics, foreign affairs, education, democracy, and human rights.”

In addition to taking classes, Pitt in India students will visit cultural and religious sites, businesses, companies, factories, and even call centers in the Hyderabad area. Students also will take a 10-day trip to Northern India to visit the Taj Mahal, palaces in Jaipur, archeological sites in New Delhi, and other places of historical importance.

Credits earned through the program can be applied toward earning a certificate in Asian studies, product realization, or international business.
In addition to coordinating the program, Gajanan will teach an introductory course on India’s economy and a course on marketing, design, and manufacturing functions in a diverse economy.

To be eligible for the Pitt in India program, students must have at least a 2.75 GPA and have completed two semesters at a Pitt campus prior to program departure. The program costs $2,995 for Pitt students and $3,195 for non-Pitt students; this fee does not include airfare and other individual expenses. Scholarships and other financial aid are available. The deadline for applying to the program is March 2.

Additional information about Pitt in India, including scholarship and financial aid information, is available at www.abroad.pitt.edu/pittinindia.