University of Houston receives first installment of $500,000 for the establishment of Tamil studies chair

HTSC has committed to raise $2 million by the end of 2026 in order to establish a permanent Tamil Studies Chair at UH. According to the release, the plan aims to fund the first million dollars by July 31, 2022, and the rest by 2026.

University of Houston receives first installment of $500,000 for the establishment of Tamil studies chair
University of Houston receives first installment of $500,000 for the establishment of Tamil studies chair

A Texas nonprofit with the primary purpose of setting up a Tamil Studies Chair at the University of Houston, Houston Tamil Studies Chair (HTSC) Inc., made the first payment of $500,000 to the University of Houston which is a part of a series of payments to establish the Tamil Studies Chair.

According to a news release from Tupil Narasiman, the event was attended by Dr. Renu Khator, Indian American Chancellor and President of UH; Dr. Eloise Dunn Brice, vice chancellor and vice president of UH; Dr. Daniel P. O'Connor, interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences; and Kim Howard, senior director of Advancement, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.