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The Vice-Chancellor, University of Nairobi, Prof. Peter Mbithi and the High Commissioner of India to Kenya H.E. Mrs. Suchitra Durai, during the meeting.

The University of Nairobi and the Indian Embassy in Kenya have discussed ways of strengthening the existing partnership.

This was the agenda when the High Commissioner of India to Kenya H.E. Mrs. Suchitra Durai paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi.

Among the issues discussed include the endowment of an academic Chair who will be attached to the University’s School of Economics. UoN and the embassy will also host joint events at the University within the course of the year.

Prof. Mbithi noted that UoN has had a long mutual relationship with the Indian government and specifically the embassy in Kenya. A landmark of this lasting relation is the Gandhi Memorial Library and Wing at the University’s Main Campus. He noted that many students and members of staff have benefitted from the Gandhi Smarak Nidhi Fund scholarships.

On her part, the Ambassador said that the embassy is keen on strengthening the partnership. UoN and the embassy signed of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two in March, 2014.

Prof. Henry Mutoro, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs, thanked the Indian government for choosing to partner with the University in various issues.

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