Berhampur University, Orissa, has partnered with Riverside University of California for collaboration in research and faculty development. Berhampur University's Vice-Chancellor B. K. Sahu said the agreement will allow students and faculty members from both institutions to go to the other for study and research. He added that initially it will be the MBA department that will avail the benefits. Initially both the universities will hold joint academic events such as seminars.
But later it will be expanded to collaborative academic research and exchange of scientific information. The agreement has been signed for five years initially, and can be extended later. Riverside University Vice-Chancellor (VC) Raj Singh called the agreement a 'win-win' situation for both universities. He further told that it would be beneficial for the USA students as more job avenues are opening up in India. Initially they are to start with an exchange programme which is expected to expand later. Additionally, he told that the university was also looking for tie-ups with other Indian universities like Allahabad Agricultural University.