Besides the faculty development, the Mumbai-based institute will work with the state-run university to streamline case studies, research & development and curriculum development areas. It will benefit the students in Satara, Sangali, Kolhapur, Ratnagiri and Pune districts.
Expressing happiness on the partnership, Maharashtra’s Higher and Technical Education Minister Vinod Tawde said that such public-private partnerships are very crucial for the development of education system within the State.
The agreement was signed by Dr Devanand Shinde, Chancellor of Shivaji University and Dr Ranjan Banerjee, Dean of SPJIMR on May 23 in Mumbai.
According to Dr Devanand Shinde, the pact will allow the university to enhance its capabilities and ultimately help the students studying at its various colleges.
Shivaji University is home to more than 3,00,000 students which are scattered in its affiliated colleges across various districts.