The MOU was signed by Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director of IIM Kozhikode and Prof. Dr. Terrence Motiuk, Vice Chancellor of Abu Dhabi University. Prof. Nandakumar M K, Chairman – International Exchange at the IIM, Prof. Jacob Chacko, Dean College of Business, ADU and Jame E Mackin, Provost, ADU were present on the occasion.
Abu Dhabi University Provost Dr. James Mackin and Prof. Debashis Chatterjee signing the MoU. Dr. Jacob Chacko, Dean, ADU looks on.
This will open opportunity to both the institutions to involve in student exchange and research programs in management education. Post Graduate Student Exchange, Faculty Exchange, Dual degree program Research Conference and Doctoral Student Colloquiums, Faculty Research Fellows are the major high lights of the MOU.
As per the accord, both institutions will identify students interested to participate in the student exchange program which may include courses as well as internship opportunities. Both institutions will seek opportunities to exchange faculty members in respect of each individual case of faculty exchange.
These institutions will explore the possibility of offering dual degree programs. The development of a yearly research Conference and doctoral student colloquium to facilitate joint research and discussions between students and faculty members also will be considered. It is the intention to expand participation to doctoral students and faculty from other reputable institutions. Both parties will consider the development of the faculty research fellows program whereby faculty members will be eligible to be members of doctoral committees of students at both institutions.
‘It gives an opportunity for IIM Kozhikode to enter the Middle East Education Sector for the first time and offer its education programs in the Middle Eastern region. Similarly this agreement provides Abu Dhabi University to partner with one of the top business schools in India which will result in an improvement of the quality of teaching and research at the university. Furthermore, with this MOU, ADU would be able to focus more on the Indian community in the UAE.’-says T.Nanda Kumar, Chairman International Exchange Program, IIM, Kozhikode.