Yunus Joins celebration of  200th year of  Presidency University in Kolkata. Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus addressing the Presidency University Global Education Summit on the occasion of its Bicentennial celebration on 10 January, 2017 in Kolkata, India. Yunus Centre Press Release (15 January, 2017) Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus addressed the Presidency University  Global Education Summit on the occasion of its Bicentennial celebration on 10 January. Later he  was received by the Governor of Bengal at  Rajbhaban and joined him in a dinner. He was accompanied by Professor Anuradha Lohia, the Vice-Chancellor of Presidency University. Presidency University was born out of Presidency College which initially started as an initiative of a small group of educational activists as Hindu College two hundred years back in 1817. Hindu College was the first institution of  western higher learning in British India. In 2010 Presidency College was upgraded into a university. Professor Yunus spoke in Derozio Auditorium of the university before a packed  audience. Professor Yunus was invited to give a  public lecture on  'Redesigning Economics to redesign the world'  as a part of its celebrations of 200th anneversary. It was advertised in all  major news papers of Kolkata. Professor Yunus based his speech on his own experience with Grameen Bank and various social businesses that he created. He said his experience of the 1974 famine in Bangladesh  made him realize  that conventional economics was not of use to real people's life. For example loan sharks... See More

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