Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Jammu has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) to encourage collaborative research and academic and cultural exchange programmes.
BS Sahay, director, IIM Jammu, and Rubin Pillay, professor, the University of Alabama at Birmingham signed the MoU in presence of Union health and family welfare secretary Rajesh Bhushan. Shakti Gupta, director, AIIMS, Jammu and Manoj Singh Gaur, director, IIT Jammu also attended the event.
Speaking on the occasion, Sahay said, “The MoU provides various opportunities to work together in the interdisciplinary domains of education and research. These collaborations are a vital part of IIM Jammu’s international endeavours and these will be helpful in fostering the advancement in teaching, research, cultural understanding as well as the international reputation of both the institutes through student exchange, faculty exchange, technology transfer, and research programmes. I am sure the collaboration between both the institutes will lead to meaningful outcomes in the interest of the stakeholders.”
This MoU will give international exposure to students of both the Institutes by providing them with the hands-on opportunity to learn from the international environment under the international student exchange programme. This will be helpful for students to sharpen their skills and enhance their knowledge by working in close association with the students and faculties from diverse cultural groups.
Rubin Pillay, chief innovation officer, School of Medicine, UAB, said, “Today technology has become an integral part of our lives. Collaboration with IIM Jammu will help us to develop our competence in many key areas ranging from the development of educational and training programmes, long-range planning, and Institutional development. The collaboration between the two reputed Institutes will give a leading edge to the research output of UAB.”