Amravati: SRM University Andhra Pradesh-Amravati (SRM AP) and Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago (IITC) have signed an MoU to further academic collaboration in engineering and the sciences. The MoUs were exchanged by President, SRM AP, Dr P. Sathyanaranyanan and Vice President for Enrolment, IITC, Dr Michael R.Gosz.
IITC, which has been engaging with SRM IST (formerly SRM University) on a range of student friendly Programmes, has pledged to deepen the relationship with the new campus at Amravati. “SRM has been a valued partner, and together we have been able to innovate new pathways in studentmobility, that enhance value and bring benefit to the students, combining the best of two leading institutions, SRM and IITC”, said Dr Gosz.
New programmes that the two sides agreed to consider in the new phase of engagement , include students taking part in IITC’s summer programme, and return visit to SRM for leadership programmes specially customised to deliver in cross-functional areas, combining subject matter, Indian culture and heritage and business strategies.
The two sides will also focus on staff development, where SRM faculty will engage with their counterparts and learn contemporary pedagogy and improve subject matter competence. Building on research collaboration will be a focus area. “We invite IITC to work closely with us on setting up Centres of Excellence, where some of the major challenges facing society today can be explored and solutions found in a spirit of true collaboration”, said Dr P. Sathyanarayanan, President, SRMAP. He also invited IITC to partner with the new university in evolving pathways for student’s mobility at the Masters and MTech level. The pathways wouldenable students to complete their graduate studies at IITC, providing them yet another study option through a trans-global exchange route.
About Illinois IITC is a private institution with an illustrious legacy, founded in 1890. It has a total undergraduate enrolment of 2,944, its setting is urban, and has a sprawling campus of 120 acres. It is highly ranked, at 103 in the2018 edition of Best Colleges in National Universities. It offers a wide range of engineering degree programs, including aerospace engineering, biomedicalengineering and mechanical engineering, as well as a range of degrees in architecture and the sciences.