Fulbright Scholar heads to India

Coles College management professor Rajaram Veliyath‚ Ph.D. has been chosen to participate in…

Georgia (Jul 30, 2004) — Fulbright Scholar heads to India

Terri Thornton


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Coles College management professor Rajaram Veliyath‚ Ph.D. has been chosen to participate in the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Veliyath‚ a professor in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship at the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University‚ will journey to the Indian Institute of Management in Kozhikode this fall. He will teach international business and collaborate in developing material in strategic management. His assignment‚ which will last for three and a half months‚ begins in mid−September.

Veliyath‚ who was born in India‚ says he looks forward to reacquainting himself with the country’s new economic‚ social and political realities.

“In recent years India’s economy has opened up and a market orientation has resulted in one of the world's fastest growing economies‚” Veliyath says. “This‚ along with the size of the market‚ means that we are going to hear a lot more of the India story in future years.”

“This is a great opportunity‚” says Tim Mescon‚ Dean of the Coles College. “The program is very competitive‚ so it is an honor to be selected. We also look forward to the knowledge that Professor Veliyath will share with us upon his return.”
Veliyath agrees‚ adding that he hopes to help foster better understanding between the world’s two largest democracies as a result of the Fulbright lectureship.

The Fulbright program‚ sponsored by the U.S. State Department‚ has been in existence since 1942. It has helped send 250‚000 scholars in a variety of disciplines to countries around the world.

Veliyath is the second recent Fulbright scholar from the Coles College. Earlier this year it was announced that Kamal Fatehi‚ Ph.D.‚ also with the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship‚ would be a Fulbright Senior Scholar assigned to Kazakhstan.


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