IMI signs MoU with Dhaka varsity

The International Management Institute, Calcutta, of the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group signed a memorandum of understanding with the Dhaka-based North South University on Thursday for student and faculty exchange and research opportunities, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bangladesh on June 6.

By A Staff Reporter
  • Published 5.06.15
  •  
(From left) Arindam Banik, Amin U. Sarkar, Benajir Ahmed and Azim Uddin Ahmed at IMI on Thursday. Picture by Sanat Kumar Sinha

The International Management Institute, Calcutta, of the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group signed a memorandum of understanding with the Dhaka-based North South University on Thursday for student and faculty exchange and research opportunities, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bangladesh on June 6.

An eight-member team from North South University led by vice-chancellor Amin U. Sarkar met IMI director Arindam Banik and faculty members to discuss the collaboration opportunities.

"We have a geographical proximity to Bangladesh; we can explore research opportunities with them," Banik said. "They have entrepreneurs in the garment industry and we can use that for preparing case studies."

Sarkar said the North South University is a university of management and management meant business. "We have 18,000 students pursuing bachelors and masters degree courses. Of them, 12,000 are in business-oriented BBA and MBA courses. We share our language, our history, our historical events. We hope the prime minister's visit on June 6 would strengthen this relationship, particularly with Bengal."