Mumbai, 04 April 2023: SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies Deemed-to-be University (NMIMS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Adelaide on March 24, 2023, to establish a framework for collaboration that will benefit their research and teaching activities and further the internationalisation of both institutions.
The MOU will facilitate the exchange of students and academic staff, exchange of publications, academic materials, and other information, collaborative degree programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, participation in PhD and Masters by Research programs by faculty/staff of either University, joint quality assurance and benchmarking, and other projects for mutual benefit that are agreed upon by both universities.
Following the signing, the participants had one-on-one meetings over tea to discuss and plan academic collaborations in the short-medium and longer term.
Dr Sharad Mhaiskar, Pro Vice Chancellor, NMIMS, said, “We are excited to enter into this partnership with the University of Adelaide. This collaboration will provide our students and faculty/staff with opportunities to engage in high-quality research and education with a leading institution in Australia. It will also enable us to further internationalise our teaching and research programs.”
Dr Jessica Gallagher, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement) at the University of Adelaide, said, “The University of Adelaide, as one of the world’s leading universities, is excited about the growing relationship between Australia and India. We actively seek opportunities for collaboration in areas such as energy transition and sustainability, agriculture, national security, and cultural awareness. With a multicultural student body of around 30,000 people, the university collaborates extensively worldwide, including with institutions in India. We are very glad to collaborate with Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies Deemed-to-be University, one of the India’s top universities”
This partnership between NMIMS and the University of Adelaide marks a significant step in strengthening international ties and promoting global collaboration in education and research.
Established in 1981, NMIMS is today recognised as a globally reputed university with strong industry linkages. It offers multiple disciplines across eight campuses that consist of 17 specialised schools, more than 17,000 full-time students, and 800+ full-time faculty members, ten faculty members with Fulbright Scholarship and Humboldt International Scholarship for post-doctoral researchers. The Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal (SVKM) laid the foundation stone of this esteemed university, with the aim to cater to the rising demand of management institutes in the country. It is known for its consistent academic quality and research-focused approach towards holistic education. SVKM’s NMIMS has been granted Category-I University status by Graded Autonomy Regulation 2018 by MHRD/UGC, and NMIMS Mumbai Campus is NAAC accredited with A+ (CGPA of 3.59.)