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EU opens India's first Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence

European Union (EU) has established India's first Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (CoE) at Department of European Studies (DES) at Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) in New Delhi.
EU opens India's first Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
  • It comes with a grant of €1,00,000 to pursue India-EU interdisciplinary studies in culture, literature, education and society.

Details:

  • This is for the fifth time MAHE has been awarded grants under Erasmus+ Jean Monnet initiative.
  • Previous grants have been used for chair, modules and project.
  • Under the present award, Jean Monnet CoE in India-EU Interdisciplinary Studies aims to strengthen and enhance the educational connect between India and EU.
  • It will host open-to-public workshops on European literature, winter schools for students around the world and India-EU Higher Education Meet.

About Jean Monnet:

  • He was a French political economist and diplomat.
  • He was an influential supporter of European unity and is considered as one of the founding fathers of European Union.
  • He has also been called "The Father of Europe" by those who have seen his innovative and pioneering efforts in the 1950s as the key to establishing the European Coal and Steel Community, the predecessor of today's European Union.
  • He was never elected to public office.

Question:

Q. Where has the European Union (EU) established India's first Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (CoE)?
a. Birla Academy of Higher Education (BAHE) in New Delhi
b. Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) in New Delhi
c. National Academy of Higher Education (NAHE) in New Delhi
d. None of the above
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