The ‘chocolaty’ link between Coimbatore and Cornell varsity

M Somasekhar Hyderabad | Updated on January 19, 2018

What’s the link between Coimbatore and Cornell? The delicious Ganache chocolates created by a local lad Arun Viswanathan which is making waves.

“My visit to the Hershey Chocolate Factory in the US as a student of the Cornell Food & Agri Management shaped my career as a chocolatier,” said Arun, who started the company at the 50th anniversary celebrations event of Cornell University’s globally acclaimed programme in Hyderabad.

Away from the chill and snowy weather of the US, students and faculty of Cornell University’s signature course in global engagement are spending the next few days visiting entrepreneurs, cooperatives, watersheds, vegetable markets, weavers and livestock enterprises in Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Dharwad to better understand India’s agricultural systems.

Moulding scientists

The IARD 6020 programme at Cornell was launched in 1968. More than 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students and hundreds of faculty, from Cornell and partner institutions abroad, have been influenced by the course in the US. It has been coming to India from 2001.

The gala golden jubilee event was hosted by the Sathguru Management Consultants with more than 125 people including Jeanie Borlaug, daughter of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Norman Borlaug, Cornell trustee Girish V Reddy, Ushe Barwale of Mahyco, D P Biradar, Vice Chancellor of UAS-Dharwad, Sushendru Mukherjee, Sanjay Sacheti of Olam International.

“If my father were here tonight, he would urge us to continue to train future generations of scientists, both women and men, all around the world,” said Jeanie Borlaug.

Published on January 19, 2018

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