The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta has inked partnership with two universities from France and Canada for a student-exchange programme (STEP).
In a statement, the IIM said it signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Carleton University of Canada and the Montpellier Business School in France to support their common goals—to upgrade in teaching, research and cultural understanding in higher education.
Programme to support research collaboration, other academic partnerships
IIM said the purposed of its partnership with Carleton was primarily to support research collaboration, as well as capacity building, executive training, and other forms of academic partnerships.
“It is the intent of Indian Institute of Management Calcutta to establish precise academic and financial arrangement, and to support, as appropriate, the exchange of personnel between Indian Institute of Management Calcutta and Carleton University,” it said.
The MoU with Carleton is expected to continue for up to five years.
Meanwhile, the separate partnership with Montpellier Business School was aimed at pursuing interests in teaching and research.
IIM Calcutta student-exchange programme aimed at postgraduate, doctoral students
In particular, students to be covered in the MoU are the postgraduate and doctoral students, faculty members. It also covers the exchange of academic and information materials as well as the organisation of joint Executive Development Programs, joint research programs, joint conferences and workshops, and other academic exchanges that both institutions agree to.
IIM and Montpellier’s MoU will also last for five years.
“Student exchange programme (STEP) is an integral part of IIM Calcutta’s internationalisation efforts. It is aimed at providing IIM Calcutta students an opportunity to have learning experience from international environment,” New Initiatives and External Relations Dean Prashant Mishra said.
“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,” he added.
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