In her inaugurl note, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sunaina Singh, pointed out that the objective of the Distinguished Lecture Series is to bring scholars of the highest caliber from the world of academia, business and arts to the university. Prof. Balagangadhara was invited with that aim and gave a talk which created a space for discussion. After the talk, a group of research scholars engaged Prof. Balagangadhara in an informal discussion on the campus lawns. The discussion went on for about two hours.
The Lecture Series should offer these speakers a platform to share their expertise with research scholars and faculty and inspire the students and scholars with new avenues of thinking, creating steps for new ideas and establishing bench marks for research in general.