Mumbai: The 160-year old University of Mumbai, formerly University of Bombay, one of the oldest universities in the country is poised to open a new innings, by inaugurating an independent campus in the US. Vice chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh, back from a trip to the US has been scouting sites for the international campus. Among the options are Houston, Texas, Manhattan or setting up a facility within the university of Akron, Ohio.
The objective is to create an offshore facility which will design new courses in areas of emerging interest such as international politics, leadership and life coaching. The US campus would benefit from tie-ups with foreign partners and complement the intellectual resources of the existing Mumbai campus.
The VC has been in negotiations with the 147 year old University of Akron who are keen to associate with Mumbai University and a team is scheduled to visit Mumbai as countries across the world.
"Faculty from Mumbai University and those from Ohio (US), Sao Paolo (Brazil), Ghana (Africa), and England (Europe) will design broad framework for course curricula for a certificate/diploma course in international politics and area studies, global leadership, and life coaching. It will be a global programme with certificates from participating universities from five continents," said Deshmukh in a chat with Hemali Chhapia from the Times of India.
Mumbai University will be creating history becoming the first Indian university to set up a campus in the US.
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Mar 13, 2017