emlyon business school announces new Mumbai campus as part of St Xavier’s College
The agreement between emlyon business school and St Xavier’s College was signed on April 16th, allowing emlyon to have its own space bearing the School’s colors within the heritage buildings of the Indo-Gothic campus, classified as historic-monument, of St Xavier’s College, at the heart of Mumbai. Beyond its innovative hub, students from emlyon shall have access to the whole range of facilities (classrooms, library, and laboratories) of this 12,000m2 campus. At first, this pedagogical platform shall serve 250 Indo-French students.
With a common vision, both institutions agree on the necessity to hybridize competences, but also the importance to train responsible students able to address social and environmental issues. Just like emlyon, St Xavier’s College is a 150 year-old renowned institution, a multi-disciplinary college counting over 3,000 students today.
The agreement was signed on April 16th by Isabelle Huault, President of the Executive Board and Dean of emlyon business school, and Dr. Fr. Keith D’Souza, Rector of St Xavier’s College, Mumbai. The French Consul General in Mumbai, Mrs. Sonia Barbry, was also present for the signing of emlyon’s new premises opening on the campus of St Xavier’s College.
For Isabelle, President of the Executive Board and Dean: “After its initial implementation in Bhubaneswar, this new campus in Mumbai is an opportunity for emlyon business school, to reassert its ambition to secure a long-lasting position in India. It is an honor to be welcomed in St Xavier’s College, an institution with whom we share the same values of academic excellence, social and environmental commitment, and openness to the world. ”
Father Keith Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Rector of St Xavier’s College, said: “We are glad to sign this collaboration with emlyon business school as it fits the college’s strategic plan of facilitating course flexibility within and across disciplines; furthering international networking and collaboration and instituting a research, incubation & entrepreneurship hub. We are looking forward to a fruitful partnership that will benefit our students, our stakeholders and our communities. ”
For Ashley Fernandes, in charge of emlyon India: “This M.o.U will provide Indian and French students with an incredible international learning platform. As a French and overseas citizen of India, born in Mumbai I am particularly proud of having initiated this partnership with such a prestigious college and thank my alma mater for this strong commitment to the city and India. ”