25 Jul 2019 16:28 IST

IIM Calcutta inks MoUs with foreign universities

The purpose is to foster advancement in teaching, research and cultural understanding

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta has signed two Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), each, with Carleton University, Canada, and Montpellier Business School, France, under the banner of its Student Exchange Programme (STEP). This is done to foster advancement in teaching, research and cultural understanding. The MOUs will be effective for five years.

IIM Calcutta’s MOU with Carleton University is to support research collaboration, capacity building, executive training and other forms of academic partnerships.

Teaching and research

The purpose of MOU with Montpellier Business School is the pursuit of common interests in teaching and research. The co-operation aims at exchange of postgraduate and doctoral students, faculty members, and academic information and materials, organising joint executive development programmes, joint research programmes, joint conferences and workshops.

Prof Prashant Mishra, Dean, New Initiatives and External Relations said: “Student exchange programme (STEP) is an integral part of IIM Calcutta’s internationalisation efforts. It is aimed at providing students an opportunity to have learning experience from international environment. It also helps them gain valuable knowledge in a diverse ecosystem and enables them to know about their peer group at the partner institute. This helps them sharpen their practical skills, equips them with the ability to work in culturally diverse teams and contributes largely to their personal and professional development.”