IIMK Director Prof. Debashis Chatterjee and Prof. Troy Heffernan, the International Programmes Director of Plymouth University signed the MoU on April 29th at IIMK Campus.
Prof. Nandakumar M K, Chairperson of International Exchange Programme at IIMK and Prof. Syamantak Bhattacharya of Plymouth University also were present during the event.
This MoU will facilitate the exchange of students and faculty members. It also helps academics from both the institutions to collaborate in research projects.
IIMK plans to accelerate its international activity by establishing tie-ups with leading business schools all over the world. Currently IIMK has exchange partnerships with twenty nine International Business Schools.
These include BEM Bordeaux Management School France, Bocconi University Italy, European Business School Germany, Leeds University Business School UK, EDHEC School of Management France, Sungkyunkwan University South Korea, Copenhagen Business School Denmark, University of Bradford UK and Birmingham University UK.
The student exchange programme at IIMK has shown a sharp growth this year. The institute witnessed 100 percent increase in the number of students participating in the International Exchange Programme.
Eighty students from IIMK will be attending a semester at partner institutes, and around fifty students from partner institutions will be visiting IIMK in the academic year 2013-14. Prof. Nandakumar M K, Chairperson of International Exchange Programme of IIMK said that the students participating in the exchange programme will gain international exposure and will get an opportunity to understand the business practices in the host country.
They will also develop a good understanding of the cross-cultural issues in management.
Plymouth University is one of the top modern universities in the UK. The University is committed to delivering an outstanding student experience and enjoys a reputation for excellence in teaching and learning alongside world-class research. The University is also an award-winning leader in knowledge transfer and is a founding partner of the Combined Universities in Cornwall.