A delegation of journalists from the African countries (Botswana, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Eritrea and Comoros) visited the University of Hyderabad (UoH) on December 15, 2023. The visit was organised by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and coordinated by the Department of Information & Public Relations, Government of Telangana. This visit was aimed at familiarizing the foreign media with different aspects of India, involving field visits highlighting India’s successes in the areas of renewable energy, Industry, defence, governance, IT services, Education and Pharmaceuticals.

Dr. Devesh Nigam, Registrar of UoH extended a warm welcome to the delegation and gave a brief account of the administrative and infrastructure facilities available at the University. Later on, a presentation on Internationalization and courses for International Students was given by Prof. Chetan Srivastava, Director – Office for International Affairs. Prof. Samrat Sabat, Director – Research and Development gave an overview of the Research and Development Strengths of the university, which is one of the ten Public Institutions conferred with the Institution of Eminence status in 2019. Prof. Ghanshyam Krishna, Director – Institution of Eminence (IoE) gave a presentation on the various activities carried out in the university under IoE.

The delegation also visited the facilities at the Association for Scientific Pursuits in Innovative Research Enterprises (ASPIRE) – Bioincubators nurturing Entrepreneurship for Scaling Technologies (BioNEST) and ASPIRE-TBI in the School of Life Sciences. Prof. GS Prasad, Director – Technology Industrial Liaison and Entrepreneurship Unit (TIE-U) Dr. Anil Reddy and Dr. Ramakrishna explained the activities of the University of Hyderabad incubation centres.