Kapi'olani CC to help set up community colleges in India

Kapiʻolani Community College
Louise Yamamoto, (808) 734-9513
Alumni, Corporate & Community Relations
Susan A Lee, (808) 956-5852
Dir of Marketing & Communications
Posted: Jun 21, 2013



A three-member delegation from Mumbai, India, will be visiting Kapi'olani Community College and UH Mānoa from June 22-30 to meet with key administrators and government officials to discuss and finalize a joint Obama-Singh grant proposal to support efforts to develop a similar community college model within the University of Mumbai.

The visit is part of India's ambitious initiative to establish 10,000 community colleges for 500 million students by 2030. "They are coming here to learn what makes U.S. community colleges successful and how the U.S. model can be adapted to India," said Kapi'olani CC Chancellor Leon Richards. "Our colleges have been invited to provide technical expertise in helping India set-up hundreds of community colleges in support of India's vocational education and skills enhancement goals."


 June 22 - 30, 2013 (See attached itinerary for details. Itinerary may be subject to change.)


A full schedule of activities is planned for the dignitaries including tours of Kapi'olani Community College's programs in hotel operations and management programs, culinary arts, health sciences and business, as well as UH Mānoa's School of Travel Industry Management and other programs.  (See attached itinerary for details.)


Mumbai visiting delegation:
Naresh Chandra, Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Mumbai
A.P. Mahajan, Member, Management Council, University of Mumbai
Sanyogita Morarji, Member, Academic Council University of Mumbai

Various University of Hawai'i leaders and administrators.

(See attached itinerary for details.)