The Alliance for US India Business (AUSIB) led a multi-state high-profile delegation to India from the US to explore opportunities for collaboration between Indian and US Universities. The delegation signed 20 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with various Universities in Pune, Karad, and Delhi during their visit from Feb 3- 10, 2013.
During the second leg of their tour to Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida and Jalandar the delegation met with the Chief Minister of Punjab, the Human Resources Minister and the Minister for Power. The delegates (many from Iowa) expressed optimism after their meetings and said that they would look forward to furthering cooperation between the States of Iowa and Punjab. They also signed three MoUs with Lovely Professional University and another four MoUs with IILM.
In Pune 10 MOU’s were signed between AISSMS Group of Institutions and Universities from Iowa. On the AISSMS group of institutes the College of Engineering, Institute of Information Technology, College of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, College of Pharmacy, Institute of Management and Industrial Training Center signed MOU’s with IOWA State University, University of IOWA, University of North IOWA and Kirkwood Community College, IOWA.
At Karad two MoUs were signed between Krishna Medical University and Health Oasis and Walter Reed AMC.
Craig Lang, President of Iowa Board of Regents who also headed the delegation said, “Higher education partnership between our two countries holds tremendous potential and if policymakers, educationists and corporate work together, ours can be a partnership for the world to emulate. We are taking back some great memories and valuable associations that will definitely contribute to the success of the bilateral education collaboration.”
AUSIB President, Mr. Sanjay Puri also expressed satisfaction at the conclusion of 20 MoUs during the delegation’s visit and said, “The MoUs signed in India will work as a starting point for Universities in India and Iowa to delve deeper into potential avenues of mutual cooperation and we are happy to have been a part of the process to strengthen the educational relationship between our two countries. We are guided by the Obama-Singh Initiative and will work further with our partners in both countries to ensure that the success of this past one week is carried into the future.”
About AUSIB: The Alliance for US India Business (AUSIB) is a not-for-profit trade association that works towards strengthening the US-India business and education relationship. AUSIB EduNext (AUSIB's Higher Education Initiative) works with key Academicians, Policy Makers, Legislators, and Decision Makers in the higher education sector in the US and India. Through its comprehensive services, AUSIB generates dialogues and relationships between Indian and US educational institutions to help create empowered educational institutes that are more efficient and future ready. AUSIB organizes annual delegations to India and the US consisting of leading policy makers from both countries, and provides a platform for leaders in education and business to come together and deliberate upon avenues of cooperation and collaboration. AUSIB has so far led over 25 such delegations to both countries.
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