SVCGS Projects

The Center is involved in a number of projects at any given time. Currently the Center is directly involved in the following US Department of State programs:

Pakistan Applied Linguistics Education Enhancement Program [PALEEP]:

This PALEEP project is funded by the US Department of State’s Office of Press and Public Diplomacy for Afghanistan/Pakistan [AFPAK] and will assist Azad Jamnu and Kashmir University [AJKU] in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan with the integration of applied linguistics into the curriculum. This contract will conclude its three-year agreement with the US Department of State in Juy 2016.  The program's website is located here.


Pakistan Distant Education Enhancement Program [PDEEP]:

This PDEEP project is funded by the US Department of State’s Office of Press and Public Diplomacy for Afghanistan/Pakistan [AFPAK] and will assist Allama Iqbal Open University [AIOU] in Islamabad, Pakistan with their current implementation of distant education processes, management and operations with an emphasis in computer science and education curriculum. This contract will conclude its three-year agreement with the US Department of State in August 2015. The program's website is here.


Women Empowerment & Entrepreneurial Training Program - US Embassy, Delhi / US Consulate, Chennai:

The Karalla and Pondicherry regions of Southern India – while highly educated and literate – remain one of the poorest areas of country today. This project will bring together highly motivated women in each of the regions to learn about the economic possibilities, train in these areas so that they can be effective in their dealings with US companies and allow US companies to gain entry into an under developed, but highly prized area of India. SJSU will collaborate with two host institutions to train women of the region in understanding the significance of local resourcing as a conduit to economic sustainability and maximizing these resources in a “collective neighborhood” like approach. This contract will conclude its one-year agreement with the US Department of State in September 2015.