Hyderabad, August 6: Against the background of intensified US-India relations and the announcement of the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative recently, University of Hyderabad, one of India’s top-ranked central universities, has signed a broad-based Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indiana University, one of the leading universities in the United States.
The MoU was signed by President of Indiana University, Prof. Michael McRobbie and by Mr. C.P. Mohan Kumar, Registrar, UoH, respectively, on behalf of the two institutions, in the presence of in-charge VC Prof. V. Kannan, Director of International Affairs, Prof. Vinod Pavarala, and the deans of various schools of study.
Founded in 1820 Indiana University (IU), is a major multi-campus public research institution, grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, and a world leader in professional, medical, and technological education. The MoU with UoH envisages, among other things, academic exchange in the areas of medicine, chemistry, physics, economics, business, informatics, mathematics, and computer science; R&D collaborations; training and teaching; organization of joint seminars, symposia, and conferences; exchange of information regarding business ideas, product innovation and all other relevant activities of mutual interest.
The high-level delegation led by President McRobbie also visited the University’s successful Study India Program (SIP) facilities and evinced keen interest in sending study abroad students from Indiana. The SIP currently hosts about 200 international students every year who come to the University, typically, for a semester-length academic engagement.
As an initial step towards operationalizing the MoU, the two institutions have started discussions on organizing a joint symposium on Innovation and Change in Science & Technology Teaching and Research in January