Cal State San Bernardino, IIT Madras Sign Academic Agreement
IIT’s Prof. V. Kamakoti (left) and CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales signed the MOU.(Photo: csusb.edu)
India-West Staff Reporter
SAN BERNARDINO, CA – Cal State San Bernardino and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras recently signed an agreement aimed at fostering educational and cultural ties, promoting research collaboration, and strengthening ties between the two institutions.
The agreement, in the form of a memorandum of understanding, outlines cooperation in several areas, including study abroad programs for students, partnerships in academic programs, short-term academic and language programs, exchange of faculty members, and joint research activities.
“This partnership with IIT Madras marks a significant milestone in our commitment to global education,” said CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales. “We look forward to welcoming their students and faculty members to our campus, enriching our academic community, and providing our students with the opportunity to explore the vibrant culture and academic excellence of India.”
IIT Madras Director Professor V. Kamakoti shared Morales’ enthusiasm. “This memorandum of understanding represents a significant step towards a more interconnected world of learning and research,” Kamakoti said. “We are excited to welcome students and faculty from CSUSB to our campus and embark on a journey of joint research projects, academic programs, and other educational initiatives. This collaboration holds immense potential for cross-cultural enrichment and knowledge exchange.”
The agreement commenced upon its mutual signing and will be effective for an initial period of five years. It may be renewed for an additional five years, subject to review, with discussions for renewal taking place at least six months prior to the termination of the current memorandum of understanding.
Both institutions also emphasized their commitment to flexibility, with the ability to modify the agreement upon mutual agreement between academic and administrative representatives.