Hindus want “elite” universities of USA to be more “inclusive”May 16th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hindus have urged “elite” universities of USA to be more “inclusive” rather than “exclusive”.
Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Princeton University only enrolled five Native American graduate students this current academic year, which was about 0.2 percent of its student body.
Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, further said that similar patterns were seen at other “elite” universities like Harvard, Yale, etc., where the undergraduate enrollment percentage during the 2008-2009 academic year of Native American students was 0.6 and 0.8 respectively. Percentage of Native American students enrolled during the same period in graduate programs in Stanford University was 0.7.
Rajan Zed argued that since these universities received millions of dollars in research grants and other subsidies from federal and state governments, they should be more open to weaker sections of the society. They should put into practice their own nicely drafted diversity and inclusiveness missions.
Annual cost of undergraduate student at Harvard, which began in 1636 and claims 43 Nobel laureates, is stated to be $47,215. Its endowment is about $36.9 billion and Drew Gilpin Faust is the president.
- Harvard University will present literary cultures of India to global community - Jan 22, 2011
- Harvard outpaces Oxford in admitting African-American, Latino students - Apr 13, 2011
- Hindus and Jews ask Hollywood to produce a feature film unmasking European Roma apartheidReligious statesman Zed is a "continuing story" at Harvard University Pluralism Project - Aug 31, 2009
- Temple University teaches many Hinduism topics in its Ph.D. program in religion - Dec 07, 2010
- Harvard probes dozens of students on cheating allegation - Aug 31, 2012
- Oldest & acclaimed Catholic University offers Hinduism classes - Nov 22, 2010
- Bhagavad-Gita among the readings at prestigious Ursinus College of USA - Dec 15, 2010
- Catholic University of America offers Hinduism courses - Nov 30, 2010
- Top Jesuit University in USA teaches Vedas - Jan 31, 2011
- Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis teaches Gita & Upanishads - Dec 20, 2010
- Texas Christian University teaches about "god Krishna" - Dec 31, 2010
- Anand Mahindra gifts Harvard $10 mn for humanities centre - Oct 05, 2010
- Hindus urge Massachusetts schools for choice in studying of religious texts - Jan 02, 2010
- Premier Catholic University in USA offers Yoga Philosophy course - Dec 29, 2010
- Hindus urge American universities to enhance Hinduism studies - Sep 28, 2009
Tags: american graduate students, drew gilpin faust, elite universities, hindu statesman, hinduism, hindus, inclusiveness, native american students, nevada usa, nobel laureates, princeton university, research grants, stanford university, state governments, undergraduate enrollment, undergraduate student, universal society, universities of usa, usa today, zed