Institute of Finance and International Management (IFIM), ranked as the No.1 private business school in Bangalore for two consecutive years*, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to announce its alliance with Plymouth University, United Kingdom. The two prestigious institutions have collaborated to encourage regular interaction between their faculty and students in various academic and research activities.
The signing will see the educational establishments promote mutually beneficial activities in the areas of education, research and other academic subjects, for the common goal of globalization of higher education. Dr. D. N Murthy, Dean-Research & International Relations, IFIM Business School initiated the signing with Mr. Troy Heffernan, Director - International Programmes, Plymouth University.
In today’s competitive world, it’s very important that a student is able to differentiate themselves from other students in terms of knowledge and the kind of exposure they receive from their institute. Global exposure has become a very integral part of education as it helps to bridge the gap between people from different nationalities and also provides a global learning platform. Keeping this in mind, IFIM has collaborated with Plymouth University, wherein students from both countries get the best of both these institutes.
The collaborative arrangement between the two institutions includes exchange of information and materials that are of mutual interest, joint research projects by faculty and provide high quality educational opportunities to support future growth in business and employment. There will also be regular faculty and student exchanges.
Speaking about the partnership, Dr D.N. Murthy, Dean-Research & International Relations, IFIM Business School, said, “This collaboration is another milestone in our vision to accentuate our continued commitment to increase higher education opportunities for our students. We are proud to be associated Plymouth University and working together will provide the students with a new seamless pathway to higher education in the country on an international platform and transform students into global professionals.”
Further commenting on partnership, Mr. Troy Heffernan, Director International Programmes, Plymouth University said, “We are delighted about the collaboration and our continued commitment to increase higher education opportunities for the students in our communities. This partnership will allow IFIM Business School and Plymouth University to work together as a team, combine our resources and open yet another door for students to gain international experience.”
As part of the agreement, IFIM and Plymouth University will support their students and teachers to gather and understand academic and the professional way of business in their mutual countries.
*(Outlook Survey 2011 and 2012)
ABOUT IFIM BUSINESS SCHOOL, BANGALORE
IFIM Business School, Bangalore was founded in the year 1995 with its first batch of students graduating in 1997. Over the years it has grown to be amongst the top business schools in India. In recent times, IFIM Business School has taken a number of initiatives in collaborating with leading academic, research and corporate organizations, for conducting executive education, corporate training, research & consulting. It is one of the few private management institutes that have been approved to offer a Ph.D program in Management. Today, it is among the fastest growing B-Schools in India.
ABOUT PLYMOUTH UNVERSITY, UNITED KINGDOM
Plymouth University is one of the UK's most prominent and dynamic universities with an educational history dating back to 1862. With over 30,000 students and is 9th largest in the United Kingdom by total number of students (including the Open University). The University has a long record of high quality innovative research as demonstrated by its achievements in the RAE. Committed to delivering an outstanding student experience and enjoys a reputation for excellence in teaching and learning alongside world-class research. Plymouth is the first university in the world to be awarded the Social Enterprise Mark in recognition of working as a genuine social enterprise, caring for communities and protecting the planet.