Press Release (15 January, 2017)
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus addressing the Presidency University Global Education Summit on the occasion of its Bicentennial celebration on 10 January, 2017 in Kolkata, India.
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus addressed the Presidency University Global Education Summit on the occasion of its Bicentennial celebration on 10 January. Later he was received by the Governor of Bengal at Rajbhaban and joined him in a dinner. He was accompanied by Professor Anuradha Lohia, the Vice-Chancellor of Presidency University.
Presidency University was born out of Presidency College which initially started as an initiative of a small group of educational activists as Hindu College two hundred years back in 1817. Hindu College was the first institution of western higher learning in British India. In 2010 Presidency College was upgraded into a university.