Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode hosted 12 US university administrators brought by US-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) at their satellite campus in Kochi. US universities aspire to strengthen relationship with indian institutes to expand educational tie up's with India.
IIMK faculty members, Prof. Raju and Prof, Shubhasis Dey, addressed the administrators about the Indian Higher education system and opportunities for US-India Higher Education Co-operation in a meeting held at Hotel Taj Malabar, Kochi on March 18, 2103.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof, Raju, briefed the administrators on the institute's establishment and presented the different arenas of collaborations such as students exchange programmes in associated subjects of IIMK, research collaboration, teacher exchange prorammes etc.
He also spoke about issued and solutions present in such internationalization of higher education.
Prof. Subhasis Dey, emphasized how India & US can benefit from each other in various domains. He also presented how kerala is not plagued by concerns of security, infrastructure and accessibility,. Foreign students can also earn credits by associating with IIMK's involvement in social projects during the exchange programmes.
Shri Sreenivasan, Former ambassador, permanent representative of India in UN and current Vice Chiarman of Higher Education Council, State of Kerala addressed some questions on internationalization of higher education before elaborating on the state of higher education in India and Kerala.
The administrators lauded the state-of-art infrastructure of the satellite campus and enquired about admissions in international students in the executive programmes.
The convoy of these 12 US Universities mainly included decision makers in their Institutes, who visited Delhi, Mumbai and Kochi as part of their India tour from March 9 to 24, 2013.
The team envisions learning about polices, planning and administration of higher education in India by visiting various central universities, affiliated colleges and non-Governmental organizations in order to interact with higher education administrators, teachers, students and policy planners.
IIMK Director, Prof. Debasis Chatterjee said, "As the country is working towards liberating the Indian education system, IIMK aims to work as a catalyst serious academic collaborations with institutions of international repute. This will help in our endeavour to globalize Indian thought leadership,"