Hoping to help ensure that India's story is not lost on students, Purnima Vadhera, Assistant Principal of Newton South High School, launched an India exchange program for the current academic year. Ms. Vadhera has said the response to the program has been overwhelmingly positive, both from the local community and from teachers across the Commonwealth hoping to introduce similar programs in their school districts. In partnering with the Saint Mark's School, a private school that caters to students of middle-class economic backgrounds in Delhi, Vadhera believes she has found a perfect match.
One of the IBS program coordinators, Viola Morse, introduced three Leadership Fellows, Shashank Juvekar, Prithvi Mavilla, and Raj Nunna, all Indian citizens themselves as well as first year MBA students at IBS. Each spoke of their personal experiences and endeavors, and what led them to the school for their graduate studies.
After three years of working in the job market, Ms. Mavilla realized that “education is important and it’s fun going back to school.” She expressed how pleased she is with her decision to continue her business education at IBS. Mr. Nunna continued, “we always have the support and help of the staff here,” with Mr. Juvekar adding, “what makes the professors here unique is their degree of experience.”
The visit comes on the heels of a highly successful trip to India by Brandeis University President Jehuda Reinharz.