23 Mar 2018 18:41 IST

TAPMI ties up with France's Rennes School of Business

TAPMI MoU Rennes School of Business

MoU with French B-school envisages PhD exchange programme, joint research projects

The Manipal-based TA Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) has signed a memorandum for ‘French-India PhD exchange programme in management’ with Rennes School of Business, France.

With this memorandum, selected Ph.D students from TAPMI will pursue a part of their their thesis work at the business school in Rennes, a pretty university town two hours north of Paris. The two B-schools will also develop potential joint research collaboration, while masters /PhD students from the Rennes School of Business will pursue two semesters at TAPMI.

Quoting Dayashankar Maurya, head of international relations at TAPMI, a press release said that the move shows a clear intent from Rennes School of Business to enable a long-term strategy towards international joint research, in which the School would collaborate at an early stage in projects.

With 90 per cent of faculty members coming from 40 countries around the world, the French triple-accredited school is an ideal partner for TAPMI in its pursuit of academic excellence, he said.

The release said the memorandum was signed at the first Indo-French knowledge summit for university, scientific and technology cooperation in New Delhi recently. The summit was conducted with an aim to promote Franco-Indian cooperation for the next five years, in association with various firms, it added.