young, vibrant university, California State University,
San Bernardino, (CSUSB) USA, one of the fastest growing
universities in California, entered into an agreement and
signed MoU with one of the top-most educational groups imparting
professional education in India, School of Management Sciences
(SMS) group with its campuses in Varanasi and Lucknow. This
is the third International University with whom the SMS
group has tied-up for variety of academic related programmes.
The earlier two are the Claflin University, USA and UNESP,
As per the agreement, both institutions will try to develop
collaboration between their colleges, departments, administrative
staffs, and professors through such means as exchanges,
sabbatical leave assignments, lectures, conferences, internships,
workshops, collaborative research, joint projects with business
and industry, and professional development programs with
all colleges and faculties. Both institutions will try to
exchange students, especially in the academic departments
listed above and will try to undertake joint activities
with their students and appropriate units in artistic, cultural,
and athletic areas. Both institutions will promote institutional
and academic cooperation through computing, telecommunications,
and other modes of communication through information technology.
It is worth mentioning that more than 65,000 students have
graduated from CSUSB, including many who work in Southern
California and make a major positive impact on the economy.
Founded in 1965, CSUSB currently enrolls more than 17,500
students and employs more than 2,100 faculty and staff.
Located equidistant between Los Angeles and the Palm Springs
area, the university offers more than 70 educational programmes
and a wide variety of education credential and certificate
programs, including many that have earned national recognition.
Its business and entrepreneurship programmes are nationally
respected; CSUSB is distinguished as the first Inland Empire
University with prestigious national accreditation for its
College of Business and Public Administration.
The MoU was signed by Prof. Manoj Mehrotra, Director, SMS-Lucknow
and Prof. Albert Karnig, the third President of CSUSB. Prof.
Vipin Gupta, Co-Director of Global Management Centre, CSUSB
and Dr. Meenakshi Singh, Coordinator, Centre for International
Relations, SMS, Varanasi along with Mr. Amitabh Pandey,
Senior Lecturer, SMS Varanasi were present on the occasion.
The Executive Secretary of SMS Society, Dr. M. P. Singh
has hailed the latest tie-up and has equated the same to
the planned inching of SMS Group towards global standards
which happens to be a rare feat by a B-School, specially
in the Northern and Eastern belt of the country.