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PLEKHANOVRussian University
of Economics

Founded in 1907

IBS-Plekhanov took part in the regular webinar of the Society of Indian Academics in America (SIAA)
13 April
Campus news

The keynote speaker was Dr. Vijay Bhatkar, a prominent scientist and philosopher. He is best known at the architect of India's national initiative in supercomputing, having developed India's first supercomputer in 1990, and now he is steering the National Supercomputing Mission of developing Exascale Architecture Supercomputing for India.  Dr. Vijay Bhatkar is also known as a philosopher and educationalist, passionate for spreading the knowledge nationwide and internationally, making it available to everyone, motivating millions of people to develop themselves and learn around the world around us, thus making themselves and the world better. Dr. Vijay Bhatkar, with the lecture called «My romance with Mathematics», talked about the connection between Mathematics, Language, Philosophy and IT, making participants eager to learn more. Dr. Dr. Vijay Bhatkar demonstrated how much the theory developed by ancient Indian scholar and grammarian Panini is essential to the birth and development of both modern linguistics and IT, and its connection with Mathematics and Philosophy as well.


SIAA is a charitable organization bringing Indian and American academics together in America, it provides a platform for the exchange of ideas and cooperation in research and teaching in a number of areas.  Regular webinars and conferences at SIAA (now all online) enable academics to meet and think together, exchange ideas, help their universities to find new ways to work together. Increased academic mobility between universities is among the positive effects of taking part in the SIAA.


SIAA Vice President, Distinguished Professor of Economics at MSU Denver, Dr. Kishore Kulkarni came to IBS-Plekhanov faculty of Plekhanov Russian University of Economics with a teaching visit in June 2015, and plans are underway for the continuation of lectures (online during the coming year) by prominent professors in the fields of Economics and Finance from the SIAA. Specifically, Dr. Kishore Kulkarni is considering an online Economics/Macroeconomics lecture or workshop at IBS-Plekhanov, and Dr. Amitabh Dutta, Associate Professor of Finance at Florida Institute of Technology, is planning an online lecture in Finance at IBS-Plekhanov as well.


IBS-Plekhanov, represented by Head of International Department - IBS-Plekhanov Dean's Office, Dmitry Epifanov takes part in the events organized by the SIAA on a regular basis.