SAARC Secretary General H.E. Mr. Md. Golam Sarwar Visited South Asian University in its Maidan Garhi Campus

New Delhi, 14 May 2024:

H.E. Mr. Md. Golam Sarwar, Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), visited the South Asian University on May 14, 2024. He was warmly received by SAU officials, and students from across South Asian Countries.

H. E. Md. Golam Sarwar, Secretary General met the President, Prof. K. K. Aggarwal, who briefed him about the journey of the University, the new programmes introduced and avenues for future development.

H.E. Mr. Md Sarwar appreciated SAU for the achievements it has had in such a short period and underlined the impressive campus and infrastructure of its permanent campus in Maidan Garhi. He mentioned that SAU is one of the most successful flagship endeavours of the SAARC. He also expressed gratitude to the Government  of India for all the support it has rendered to the South Asian University, and also for nominating a seasoned academic and visionary administrator to lead the University as the President. He also highlighted the role the institution is playing in imparting quality education and promoting cooperation among students from various parts of the region, while also suggesting to start more interdisciplinary courses which would be of common interest to the member countries of SAARC.

The Secretary General also interacted with the Deans and Chairpersons of various Faculties and Departments of the University. He offered any support that would be required to take the University forward.

The Secretary General is on an official visit in India and today marks the last day of his visit.

South Asian University is a unique university, jointly established by the governments of the eight SAARC nations. About half the students in SAU are from India while the remaining half are from the rest of the SAARC countries.

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