Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta has signed two Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Carleton University, Canada and Montpellier Business School, France. It has been done under the banner of its Student Exchange Programme (STEP).
The collaboration has taken place citing the common interests of IIM and both other institutions – to foster advancement in teaching, research and cultural understanding – in the field of higher education.
Carleton University is a dynamic research and teaching institution dedicated to achieving the highest standards of scholarship. The purpose of the Memorandum of Understanding between Carleton University and Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, is to support research collaboration, 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. This MoU shall continue for a period of five years.
Montpellier Business School is an institution providing excellence of an internationally recognized French Grande Ecole of Management. The purpose of the Memorandum of Understanding between Montpellier Business School and Indian Institute of Management Calcutta is the pursuit of common interests in teaching and research. The co-operation aims at exchange of postgraduate and doctoral students, faculty members, and academic information and materials; organizing joint Executive Development Programs, joint research programs, joint conferences and workshops, and other academic exchanges that both institutions agree to. This agreement will be effective for 5 years.
Commenting on the latest association, Professor Prashant Mishra, Dean, New Initiatives and External Relations, said, “Student exchange programme (STEP) is an integral part of IIM Calcutta’s internationalization efforts. It is aimed at providing IIM Calcutta students an opportunity to have learning experience from international environment. 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.”