Hyderabad 12.12. 2011: Addressing the Members of The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI), Mr.Sheldon M. Schuster, President, Keck Graduate Institute, Claremont, USA said that Keck Graduate Institute is dedicated to education and research aimed at translating the power and potential of the life sciences into business practice, for the benefit of society. Today the most exciting work in the life sciences, engineering, and management is happening in the biosciences industry. He stated that KGI focuses its program to the specific demands of the biosciences industry, drawing widely on the guidance of a world-class advisory council that includes leaders in industry, science, and higher education. Founded in 1997, Keck Graduate Institute is the only American graduate institution devoted solely to bioscience education and discovery. KGI is the seventh and newest member of the Claremont Colleges consortium.
KGI seeks to sustain an interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial culture, working in partnership with industry to develop leaders for the biosciences, while promoting academic freedom and the highest ethical standards, he said.
Earlier, welcoming the delegation, Mr. V.S. Raju, President, FAPCCI stated that Claremont was rated by CNN/Money magazine as the fifth best place to live in the United States, and was the highest rated place in California. Due to its large number of trees and residents with doctorates, it is known as "the City of Trees and PhDs.” To further the trade between Claremont and India, he requested the Delegation to impress upon the Claremont Govt. to create greater awareness of Claremont for the Indian businessmen, its strengths, and the opportunities therein. This would help in building strong relationship and identifying specific opportunities.
Ms. Karen Schneider, Vice President-Advancement, Keck Graduate Institute, Claremont, USA and Mr. Shyam Sunder Pasari, Chairman, International Trade Committee, FAPCCI were present and spoke on this occasion.
Mr. Srinivas Ayyadevara, Vice President, FAPCCI proposed a vote of thanks.