Army Institute of Management Kolkata (AIMK) has formalized a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), marking the commencement of a promising partnership with Sarsuna College affiliated to the University of Calcutta, to promote academic excellence and inter-institutional collaboration. The MoU outlines key focus areas, including faculty and student exchanges, collaborative research and academic publications, faculty deliberations, co-hosting of academic events, and socio-cultural programs. This collaborative approach will enrich the educational experience of students, exposing them to diverse perspectives and in nurturing a global mindset.
The customized programs on Heritage Management and Disaster Management by AIM Kolkata will be a key highlight, combining the expertise of both institutions for a comprehensive and immersive learning experience. Sarsuna College will contribute by conducting workshops on Geographic Information System (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS), and their applications in urban management, hazard/disaster management, and other relevant topics. Additionally, both colleges will jointly organize seminars and conferences on topics of mutual interest and engage in joint research projects.
The partnership places a strong emphasis on collaborative research projects and academic publications, encouraging experts and scholars from both institutions to engage in interdisciplinary research. This intellectual exchange will lead to innovative solutions addressing real-world challenges and furthering the advancement of knowledge. In an effort to deepen the collaboration, faculty, staff, and students will have the chance to visit each other’s campuses, participate in training programs, and experience the academic environment and practices of their partner institution.
Speaking on the partnership, Maj. Gen. VS Ranade (Retd), Director, AIMK said “We are excited to embark on this transformative journey with Sarsuna College. This partnership represents our commitment to fostering academic excellence and global competence in our students and faculty. In line with the collaborative spirit, AIMK pledges several deliverables to enhance the learning experience for Sarsuna College students and faculty. These include conducting relevant management sessions for students, organizing faculty development programs in management-related areas, providing special offers on Management Development Programs (MDPs) for faculty members, etc.”
Over a period of time, AIMK has become one of the torchbearers for progressive higher education centred on Army class with managerial brass.
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