Thulasiraj Ravilla is the Executive Director at Aravind Eye Care System (Tamil Nadu), where he has been an active member of the leadership team since 1981. In 1992, he shifted his focus to capacity building and management training by setting up the Lions Aravind Institute of Community Ophthalmology (LAICO) which, by 2018, had shared best practices with about 350 hospitals in India and 28 other countries.
Since its founding in 1992 within the School of Arts & Sciences (SAS), CASI has continued to uphold Penn's global reputation as a leading U.S. institution of research in South Asian studies and scholarship on India. In conjunction with SAS Dean, Steven J. Fluharty's "Foundations and Frontiers" vision, CASI's goals are to engage in policy-relevant research focused on the challenges facing contemporary India; to nurture students' interest in contemporary India through interactions with Visiting Scholars and opportunities to work and conduct research in India; and to act as a public forum on contemporary India by hosting seminars, workshops, and conferences, as well as through our online scholarly publication, India in Transition.
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INDIA IN TRANSITION (IiT)
Our online publication, India in Transition (IiT), allows scholars from all over the world the opportunity to exchange various analyses and innovative ideas about India's current status and growth. A complete archive of issues is maintained here and translated in Hindi. In addition to appearing on CASI's website, all IiT articles are published in The Hindu: Business Line and Amar Ujala.
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