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U.S. Awards Grant for American Studies at Osmania University Center for International Programs

March 24, 2009

HYDERABAD -- U.S. Charge d'Affaires Steven J. White announced today a grant for Osmania University Center for International Programs (OUCIP) to provide American Studies books and materials.  The Rs 15 lakh grant will enable OUCIP to update its book holdings, access on line journals and data bases and establish an audio visual room.  The grant also includes funds to provide travel stipends to Indian scholars conducting research at OUCIP's American Studies collections. 

The establishment last year of the new U.S. Consulate General in Hyderabad has opened new opportunities for collaboration between the United States and Osmania University.  The grant announced today has been provided in spirit of strengthening mutual understanding between the American and Indian peoples.
The United States has a longstanding relationship with Osmania University.  In 1964 the U.S. constructed the erstwhile American Studies Research Center (ASRC) on land provided by the university.  For more than 30 years, this unique bilateral institution served Indian and American scholars as one of the world's largest research libraries on international relations and the study of the United States.  Today, as the Osmania University Center for International Programs, the facility continues to manage the library, conference and meeting rooms and scholars' guest rooms under its broad mandate.