JSU associate provost earns international award

JSU associate provost James Maddirala (left) received the Hind Rattan (Jewel of India) International Award.

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Jackson State University associate provost and vice president of academic affairs James Maddirala recently received the Hind Rattan (Jewel of India) International Award from the Non-Resident Indians (NRI) Welfare Society of India. The award is given annually to 30 Indians living in other countries for their professional achievements and contributions to society.

Maddirala received his award in New Delhi from the Honorable K.C. Pant, Defense Minister of India, Supreme Court Justice Markanday Katju and Gurinder Singh, Secretary General of the NRI Welfare Society of India. The society is an Indian government and business leader group that works to foster bonds with Indians living in other countries. The words Hind Rattan in English mean Jewel of India.

Maddirala’s previous awards include the Distinguished Educator Award from the Telugu Association of North America (TANA) in 2009 and the 2008 Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning award for serving as a role model and advocate for the advancement of diversity at Jackson State University and the state of Mississippi.  He also received the Best Facilitator of the Year award from Franklin Covey, a leading global leadership enterprise. Maddirala was selected from among 18,000 Franklin Covey facilitators from 38 countries because of his exemplary involvement in the area of facilitation.

Posted by Jean Gordon Cook



18 thoughts on “JSU associate provost earns international award

  1. Congratulations Dr. Maddirala! The JSU ADVANCE Team appreciates all of your efforts in supporting our ongoing collaborations with institutions and organizations in India and beyond.

  2. Congratulations Dr. Maddirala,, Your generousity and hard work is a plus to Jackson State University. Your mentoring and support of other resonate to the collegiate community what an awesome job you do. Be blessed.

  3. Congratulations Dr. Maddirala!!! You continue to make the Office of Academic Affairs and Jackson State University proud with your contributions. Keep up the great work.

  4. Dr. Maddirala, you bring honor to all of us at Jackson State University! I am proud to learn of the award bestowed on you because it is richly deserved and reflects the example you set for us. Congratulations, Sir.

  5. Great job! Its wonderful you are getting recognition for your many contributions. As a student of Jackson State University, I thank you.

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