MANIPAL: T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal, and University of Southampton, United Kingdom signed a memorandum of association (MoA) to develop academic and research collaborations. Faculty from both schools also joined the signing ceremony that was held digitally.
Madhu Veeraraghavan, director, TAPMI said international collaborations form part of TAPMIs vision to facilitate development of high-quality management education in India. In this process, TAPMI’s quest for high quality research creates more mind space among emerging management educators. TAPMI also contributes to the management education community, he noted.
Laura Costanzo, head of Southampton Business School, University of Southampton applauded joint efforts put in by both schools, at the time of Covid. TAPMI and the university are both crowned by double international accreditations — Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and Association to MBAs (AMBA). Both are in pursuit of EQUIS. In many ways, both institutions share common goals and interests, Laura noted.
Padmadas Sabu, associate dean – international, faculty of social sciences, University of Southampton, provided a detailed presentation about life at University of Southampton. Vishwanathan Iyer, professor and dean (academics), TAPMI dwelt about various avenues for faculty and student exchanges in both schools.
The heads of internationalisation in both schools – Kavitha Ranganathan, associate professor, TAPMI and Rob Angell, director of internationalisation, associate professor, University of Southampton, emphasized that both institutions have already conceived research ideas, subject level roundtables, and avenues for faculty and student exchange over the next three years.
As TAPMI and the University are both signatories of United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN-PRME), Raghunath Rudran, professor and dean research, TAPMI, said, “I see this collaboration to be totally synergistic with our PRME efforts and in alignment with sustainable development goals. We have a shared view that sustainable development forms the bridge between the UK and India to support and deepen our collaboration activities”.
Source From : Times Of India