Corruption, Rule of Law & Governance in India Public Lecture by Prof (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar

Asialink Business and the Australia India Institute are delighted to invite you to attend a Public Lecture with

Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University, Director, International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building 


Corruption, Rule of Law and Governance in India

Date: Monday 13 February 2017
Time: 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start to 8.00pm
Venue: Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room, Level 1, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, 761 Swanston Street, The University of Melbourne
Cost: Free

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Professor Raj Kumar has played an important role in the establishment of the Centre for India Australia Studies, a unique, unprecedented opportunity for furthering the India-Australia affiliation. The Centre for India-Australia Studies is the first and only Centre with a focus on the India-Australia bilateral relationship that is embedded in an Indian Higher Education Institution.

Professor Kumar was appointed as the Founding Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University in India at the age of 34 in 2009. Professor Kumar is Director of International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building.

Professor Kumar, a Rhodes Scholar, has academic qualifications from the University of Oxford, Harvard University, University of Hong Kong, University of Delhi and Loyola College. Professor Kumar's areas of specialisation include human rights and development, terrorism and national security, corruption and governance, law and disaster management, comparative constitutional law, legal education and higher education.

Professor Kumar will outline the problem of corruption in India, which has affected all institutions of Indian democracy leading to a crisis in governance. The lecture will discuss the significance of corruption in India, the approaches adopted and the measures initiated by the government in responding to the crisis. Issues relating to transparency in governance, accountability in administration, development of integrity systems, whistle-blower protection law and the larger need for creating trust between the citizen and the state will form the central aspects of the talk.

We hope you are able to join us for this event.

For further information please contact Maeve Wood at or 03 9035 8527