The NMIMS University signed a MoU with University of Southampton, UK. This MoU is second in line in few weeks after an MoU with University of Westminster, UK was signed.
NMIMS, Mumbai is one of the first generation management institutions of the country, which had launched distance education programs for upgrading the professional skills of those engaged in various corporate houses. Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) is a private university located in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. This institute was established in 1981 by the parent body Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal. The university hopes to contribute to strengthening the corporate foundation by imparting training in the latest techniques and know-how. It has been awarded “Five Star” rating and “A” grade by the NAAC and UGC respectively. NMIMS has also been awarded the ISO 9001:2000 Certification by ICL in 2004 and a “A***” rating by CRISIL The School of Distance Learning at NMIMS prepare students for a world in which information and economic environments are becoming globalized and creating manpower to meet the corporate demands.
Rajan Saxena, vice-chancellor of the university, welcoming the deputy vice-chancellor of University of Southampton, Adam Wheeler said, “University of Southampton, UK has strong presence in engineering area and we can bank on its marine engineering as a specialization with support of so many organizations of Mumbai being a port city. Similarly, our School of Law can work on legal qualification pertaining to marine laws.” Saxena added, “The first level interaction of Southampton university’s international linkages officials has already taken place with us where roadmap in terms of Joint research, student exchange and combined courses has been discussed as the next stage of this MoU”.
Alok Jain, director, international linkages, NMIMS University said, “Both universities have direct synergies in Schools of Engineering, Business Management, Science, Law, Economics and Commerce which will be converted to quality output in agreed areas before 2014 ends. A proposal to go for masters’ qualification in Economics after bachelors from our school of Economics is on cards”.
Wheeler, provost and deputy vice-chancellor of University of Southampton, UK, said, “We are looking for multiple associations with NMIMS at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.”
NMIMS University already has four existing MoUs with universities of UK.