Goa University launched the Visiting Research Professors Programme (VRPP) from 2013-14 to bring luminaries in the field of liberal arts & Literature, social and natural sciences, and other fields to the University. All programmes are open to the students, faculty as well as general public where the visiting professors interact with participants, deliver lectures, offer courses, and work on collaborative research projects, stimulate the creation of art installations and music performances. Over 3000 participants benefited from this programme since its seeding. This has infused the young researchers in Goa with new ideas by engaging in dialogues. They also helped in bringing back interest in liberal art, Indian and western classical music & literature in the young minds. Certificates are issued to all the participants who complete the course. These programmes are organized not only at University campus but also in colleges affiliated to university and other locations in Goa.Videographs of these sessions and documentation of Goan culture, social practices at these programmes makes a rich knowledge hub at the University. As an outcome of these programmes, a Western Music Choir is formed at Goa University, and Goa University guest house is gifted with a mural cherishing memories of success stories.
DD Kosambi Chair in Interdisciplinary Studies
Dayanand Bandodkar Chair in Political Economy
Kavivarya Bakibaab Borkar Chair in Comparative Literature
Mario Miranda Chair in Art, Fine Art
Anthony Gonsalves Chair in Western music
Nana Shirgaokar Chair in Indian Music
Sant Sohirobanath Chair in Marathi Sant Sahitya