IIM Shillong inks MoU with US varsity for student exchange, research
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between IIM Shillong and Clark University, USA, was signed to promote student exchange programmes.
SHILLONG: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between IIM Shillong and Clark University, USA, was signed to promote student exchange programmes. The scope of the MoU also covers sharing of academic research, faculty and professional staff members between the two institutions.
Dr Alan Eisner, Dean and Professor, School of Management, Clark University, and Jayantanuj Das, Graduate Admissions Counsellor, Clark University, visited IIM Shillong to sign the MoU, informed a press release.
Director of IIM Shillong, Prof DP Goyal said, "The collaboration between IIM Shillong and Clark University, USA would give IIM Shillong students access to international research and study opportunities as well as international job placements. It will assist in raising the institution's profile in the worldwide market, boost the calibre of students at IIM Shillong and attract more foreign companies for hiring IIM Shillong pass-outs. The collaboration's objective is to provide participants with the information they need to adopt an outcome-based learning method, which will teach them how to start, run, and grow their enterprises in the real world."
This MoU, and the many others signed till date, will give faculty and learners at IIM Shillong increased opportunities for travelling to, and working and studying in globally-reputed management institutes. This is one of the numerous advantages of internationalizing higher education in India, along with language training, orientations and preparatory courses, collaborative research projects, information sharing about conferences and workshops, and mutual support. Academics have a long history of travelling to further their research goals and utilise the variety of resources offered by colleges all over the world.
Indian Institute of Management Shillong was set up by the Government of India in Meghalaya in 2007. Located amongst the hills, the campus has a serene ambiance and complements its theme of sustainability. The meticulously-framed curriculum and case-based pedagogy are aimed at preparing the participants in all aspects of management before they enter the corporate arena.