friends of india endowment

History and Origin:

India and the United States are the world’s largest democracies. Since India’s independence in 1947 the relationship between the two countries has grown substantially to include many aspects such as trade, economic assistance, diplomatic, cultural and scientific exchanges. However, many people feel that there are lots of myths and misconceptions that need to be resolved. Therefore, in 1986, the faculty and students along with members of the Athens community who shared similar sentiments created the Friends of India Endowment to develop a better understanding of India and the United States.


To achieve our objective of creating a better understanding between the United States and India the Friends of India Endowment undertakes many activities including:

Board of Trustees

Suresh Agrawal, MD

Elizabeth F. Collins, Chairperson

Haley Duchinski, Ph.D.

Ashok K. Gupta, Ph.D.

Krishna Kool, Ph.D.

Rajindar K. Koshal, Ph.D.

Sheila Marks

Amrijit Singh, Ph.D.

Advisory Board

R.K. Jain

K. Krishnamurhty, MD

Vinay Nagpal

Chandra Sekar, MD

How to Contact the Endowment

Should you have any questions or would like additional information, please do not hesitate to call Dr. Rajindar Koshal at (740) 593-2038 or email at can be made payable to Friends of India Endowment-OU Foundation and sent to the following address: