Indo-US 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Program

University of Calcutta

Claflin University

Project Partners / Claflin University, USA

School of Business & School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Claflin University
400 Magnolia Street, Orangeburg, SC 29115, United States of America

University of Calcutta and Claflin Universi0ty are working on a long term collaborative project to found a Center for Sustainable Eco-entrepreneurship Development at the University of Calcutta.

Founded in 1869 to prepare recently freed slaves to take their rightful places as fully trained and productive members of society, Claflin University is an independent, co-educational, career-oriented liberal arts university affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

Claflin seeks to foster a rich community comprised of students, faculty, staff and administrators who work to nurture and develop the skills and character needed for engaged citizenship and visionary and effective leadership.

In its undergraduate programs, Claflin provides students with the essential foundation of a liberal arts education. Emphasizing critical and analytic thinking, independent research, and oral and written communication skills, the University invites students to use disciplined study to explore and confront the substantive challenges facing the global society. Claflin's graduate programs provide opportunities for advanced students to increase their specialization in particular fields of study oriented toward professional enhancement and academic growth. Its continuing education programs provide students with expanded avenues for professional development and personal fulfillment.

Claflin University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and approved by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church.Claflin University's Business School is accredited by the American Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), U.S.A. The graduate and undergraduate programs offered are the MBA and the BS in Business Administration (concentrations in Accounting/Finance/other non-Business minor such as Leadership Studies), Management, Marketing, Organizational Management.

Claflin University Guiding Principles

At the center of everything the University does is a system of values informing and guiding all policies and programs. These values, expressed through Claflin's decisions and actions, are defined by five overarching guiding principles:

  • Commitment to Excellence through doing things better and differently.
  • Commitment to Valuing People by providing a safe, wholesome and healthy environment for our people to live, learn and work.
  • Commitment to Being Customer Focused, ensuring that everyone knows who the customer is, and takes steps to show it.
  • Commitment to Exemplary Educational Programs by educating our students in a way to help them have a full, quality life and function as productive citizens.
  • Commitment to Financial Accountability by putting in place sound and effective fiscal policies which are consistent with the mission and goals of the university.

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