Coventry, KU sign MoU
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Coventry University and the Kerala University (KU) here on Tuesday. The MoU is aimed at strengthening the ties between the two institutions which would, in future, lead to the establishment of one or more partnership agreements for exchange of students and faculty and academic and research cooperation.
The MoU was signed by KU Vice Chancellor A Jayakrishnan and Suresh George of the Coventry University, in the presence of Institute of Management in Kerala (IMK) director K S Chandrasekar and Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) joint director Ajit Prabhu. The occasion was the international seminar on ‘Management of R&D, Innovation and S&T Institutions with a Strategic Perspective’ that was organised by KSCSTE, IMK, and Kerala University in association with the Coventry University. Coventry University has similar schools and departments as the University of Kerala in the subjects of business, environment and society.
The present agreement between the two institutions will also see collaborative research projects in addition to the exchange of students and faculty members. The first set of students from Coventry University and faculty are now at IMK for a ten-day student learning programme where they are attending a seminar, group projects, joint lecture series, industry visits and also cross-cultural management aspects.
Jean Bernard Audrey, Suresh George and Sukhvir Manak from Conventry University and IMG’s K S Chandrasekar are convening the entire programme for the mutual benefit of the students from both the universities.
Apart from Ajit Prabhu, VSSC scientist V P Balagangadhran, Centre for Bioinformatics head Achuth Sankar S Nair and Coventry University professors Jean Bernard Audrey and Sukhvir Manak presented technical papers at the seminar. Suresh George, in his address, exhorted the faculty and students to use e-resources in the field of management education and make the most of it in this IT era.
Highlights of the MoU
* Development of joint academic programmes
* Exchange of students for a given period through exchange programmes
* Exchange of faculty and staff members
* Exchange of documentation and research materials
* Participation in joint and collaborative research and consulting projects