Philadelphia, PA: The Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) here is to confer the honorary Doctor of Science degree on eminent Indian educationist Dr. Prabhakar Kore on May 25, 2022, at its graduation ceremony.
Dr. Kore, Chairman, KLE Society, and Chancellor KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research (KAHER) based in Belagavi in Karnataka, is being recognized for furthering the cause of education, healthcare, and research for the upliftment of the society. KAHER has a long-standing collaboration with the TJU. The findings of their joint research work in maternal and neonatal health have been adopted by WHO, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), and health ministries of 54 countries.
Under Dr. Kore’s mentorship, KAHER has expanded the scope of its association with TJU and many joint research projects in urology, neurology, radiology, psychiatry, public health, physiotherapy, nursing, and integrative health are underway.
Karnatak Lingayat Education Society (KLE) runs over 260 educational institutions in Karnataka and Maharashtra. In a press release, the KLE Society has expressed pride at the TJU honor for Dr. Kore, who is a former Rajya Sabha MP from Karnataka.
Thomas Jefferson University is also inaugurating its India Centre at its convocation on May 25 to foster academic and research collaboration with KAHER. The Indian Ambassador to the US and the Consul General in New York has been invited to the event.
Established 200 years ago, TJU is among the oldest universities in the USA and is ranked among the top 10 universities for certain programs. TJU is a multidisciplinary university with 10 colleges and 3 schools. With 160 undergraduate programs, it has 8,400 students, 4,600 faculty members, and thousands of physicians and nurses. It has recently expanded its scope in healthcare and is one of the largest healthcare providers in the country with nearly 3,000 beds.
Prominent past recipients of the honorary doctorate from TJU include Alex Gorsky, Chairman, and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, and Dr. Bernard Lown, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient and cardiologist.