Udupi, May 2: Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal (MAHE) and Binghamton University, New York signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish an academic and research cooperation between the two institutes. The signing ceremony took place on April 28, 2022 at Manipal University Building, Manipal.
The objective of the MoU is to establish a collaborative degree program for the engineering students of Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, a constituent unit of MAHE. This program will allow students from MIT to study for 3.5 years at MIT and 1.5 years at Binghamton University, resulting in a Bachelor’s degree from MAHE and Master’s degree from Binghamton University.
The MoU was signed by Lt Gen (Dr) MD Venkatesh, Vice Chancellor MAHE and Dr Madhusudhan Govindaraju, Vice Provost International Education & Global Affairs Binghamton University.
Addressing the audience at the signing ceremony, Lt. Gen. (Dr.) M.D. Venkatesh, Vice Chancellor MAHE stated “The academic programs at MAHE are structured in such a way to prepare students to become global citizens. Both the institutions are encouraged to take this collaboration further and engage in innovative research aimed at addressing social needs”
Echoing the sentiments, Dr Madhusudhan Govindaraju, Vice Provost International Education & Global Affairs Binghamton University said “The students and faculty were the driving force behind this collaboration, and we wish them all the success in this venture. The coming together of these two institutes of International repute will further increase the quality of education and opportunities for students and help them become global citizens”
The other dignitaries present during the occasion were Commander (Dr.) Anil Rana, Director MIT Manipal, Dr. Raghu Radhakrishnan, Director International Affairs & Collaborations MAHE, Dr. Somashekara Bhat, Joint Director MIT Manipal, Dr. Preetham Kumar, Deputy Registrar – Academics (Technical) MAHE, Dr. M. Vijaya Kini Associate Director (Alumni, PR & IR) MIT Manipal, Dr. Smitha N. Pai, Professor & Head, Department of I & CT MIT Manipal.
Designated as an “Institution of Eminence” by the Government of India, Manipal-based MAHE is one of India’s leading academic and research institutions, providing quality education to students in various fields. Binghamton University is a world-class institution that offers students a broad, interdisciplinary education with an international perspective.