Korea Centre – Expanding MGU’s Ties with Korea


The South Korean Ambassador to India, Chang Jae-bok, stated that the changing global scene provides tremendous prospects for collaboration between India and South Korea. He was delivering the keynote address at the inaugural function of Korea Centre, a research centre affiliated with Mahatma Gandhi University’s School of International Relations and Politics on October 31, 2023.

India and Korea are natural partners. The increasing popularity of Korean culture in India and vice versa will strengthen the bond between the two countries, he added.

Vice-Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) C.T. Aravindakumar inaugurated the function. He underscored the importance of international cooperation in elevating the university’s academic standards. He expressed keen interest in collaborating with Korean academic institutions, highlighting the Korea Centre as an ideal platform to expand the university’s bond with Korea.

Dr. Haksoon Paik, the Korea Centre Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. C. Vinodan, the Head of the School of International Relations and Politics, and the Honorary Director of the Korea Centre, Dr. Jojin V. John were also present at the event.

 Established in February 2023, with the support of the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS), Republic of Korea, the Korea Centre aims to foster a deeper understanding of Korean culture, history, politics, and economics and promote academic exchanges and collaboration between India and Korea.