UM political science alumni and friends have honored Goberdhan Bhagat, who taught in that department for 30 years before retiring in 1994, with a scholarship endowment in his name. Bhagat (affectionately known as GB) joined the faculty after serving as a diplomat for the Indian government in the United Nations.
“GB introduced several generations of students to the world of international politics,” said Rich Forgette, chair of the political science department. “He has influenced the lives and thinking of many alumni, including many Mississippi political leaders. We are thrilled to have a scholarship that honors this great educator.”
The Bhagat Scholarship Fund began as a project of the Political Science Alumni Advisory Board. Once fully endowed, the scholarship will be awarded to a political science student in the “Take 5” program, in which exceptional undergraduates can earn a master’s degree with only one additional year of study.
The department welcomes alumni to be part of this group and encourages donations to the Bhagat Scholarship Fund.