Mody University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with one of the leading research universities of USA and Miami’s first and only public research university Florida International University. This partnership will result in more global exposure and academic opportunities overseas for the students of Mody University. The MOU was signed by FIU President Dr. Mark Rosenberg, President of Mody University Dr. Vishwanath Prasad and FIU Engineering Dean Dr. Amir Mirmiran.
Dr Vishwanath Prasad ( fondly called as Vish Prasad among his colleagues) an internationally renowned researcher and highly successful US academic leader believes that this tie-up will facilitate a true partnership which will benefit students and faculty of both the institutions. This understanding will help students avail new global opportunities-study in USA at Master and Doctoral levels and get connected with the Latin American and Caribbean countries.
Ranked first in the nation in awarding university degrees to Hispanics, FIU has a student body of over 53000 and is a leader in building partnerships with the universities in South America and Caribbean. FIU is designated by Carnegie Foundation as both a research university and a community-engaged university and is located at a location, Miami, which is an ideal place to enjoy a beautiful beach life and pursue higher studies as well.
The MOU signed by Mody University and FIU currently focuses on
- the exploration of the development of educational exchanges, such as student and faculty exchanges,
- the examination of infrastructure capacity building and the provision of technical assistance,
- the development of educational programs, including leadership development, program development, and training courses, and
- the feasibility of collaborating on the design, development, and implementation of workshops and conferences.
Initially the collaboration between the two universities will be between the engineering and computer science programs. The FIU College of Engineering and Computing offers ten BS/BA, eleven MS, and six Ph.D. programs in various fields of Engineering, Computing, Construction and Management. FIU also offers global and dual degree programs. On the other hand, Mody University offers BTech, MTech and doctoral programs in engineering and computer. This will definitely add a depth to the quality education that Mody University imparts. The cooperation, later, will then be extended to management, sciences, arts, and law.
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