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The Erudite is one of the innovative concepts undertaken by the State Government of Kerala to rejuvenate the field of higher education in the state and to strengthen research activities of various Universities of Kerala. Eminent academics from India and abroad are invited to the State Universities under this programme. The Scholars spend few weeks in the campus giving lectures, interacting closely with faculty and students, exploring future collaborations etc. Another major initiative in this direction is the Nobel Laureate Visiting Programme under which Nobel Laureates are invited  to spend a few days in the campus. They will closely interact with students, teachers and researchers in the campus. In collaboration with the State Higher Education Council, Mahatma Gandhi University has invited several scholars to its campus under this programme. They have given lectures and conducted interactive sessions with students and teachers of the university and of affiliated colleges.

Nobel Laureate Visiting Programme in 2010-11

Sl. No

Name of Scholar

Host Department in MG University

Period of Visit

1.

Prof. Rojer Tsein, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (2008)

School of Chemical Sciences

January 4-7, 2010

 

2.

Prof. Ferid Murad, Nobel Laureate in  Physiology/Medicine (1998)

School of Environmental Science

Sept. 5-9, 2010

 

3.

Prof. Robert Huber, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (1988)

School of Environmental Science

Oct. 18-23, 2010

 

4.

Prof. Johan Deisenhofer, Nobel

Laureate in Chemistry (1988)

School of Environmental Science

Dec.5-10, 2010

5.

Prof. Harold Kroto, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (1996)

School of Environmental Science

Jan.5-10, 2011

6.

Prof. Antony Leggette, Nobel Laureate in Physics (2003)

School of Pure & Applied Physics

Jan.25-31, 2011

 Other Scholars Visited MG University during January-September 2010 

Sl. No

Name of Scholar

Host Department in MG University

Period of Visit

1.

Prof. M.R. Hoffmann

California Institute of Technology,

USA 

School of Environmental Science

Feb.9-21, 2010

2.

Prof. U.R. Ananthamurthy

School of Letters

 

March 5-April 6, 2010

3.

Prof. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Columbia University, New York

School of Social Science & School of Letters

 

March 31-April 5, 2010

4.

Prof. C.N.R. Rao FRS,

Hon. Director, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research,Bangalore

Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

April 27-29, 2010

 

4.

Prof. Henri B. Kagan

Laboratoire de Catalyse Moleculaire

University of Paris-south

France

School of Chemical Science & Institute for Intensive Research in Basic Sciences

Aug.15-24, 2010

5.

Prof. M.S. Valyathan

Former Vice Chancellor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal

Interuniversity centre for Biomedical Research

Aug.15-30, 2010

6.

Prof. J. Belloni

University of Paris South

France

Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Sept.18-Oct.2, 2010

 

About 30 more scholars from within and outside the country are expected to visit the university during 2010-11