IIM Raipur collaborates with AIT Bangkok

 | October 23,2012 10:26 pm IST

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Raipur, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Bangkok seeking student and faculty exchange programs, collaborative research projects and organization of joint academic and scientific activities..

The MoU was signed by Prof. B. S. Sahay, Director, IIM Raipur and Prof. Said Irandoust, President, AIT on 18 October 2012.

Prof. Sahay remarked that his association with AIT dates back to 17 years when he first visited the Institute. IIM Raipur has already started its post-graduate and doctoral programmes and it wishes to collaborate with AIT Bangkok in both Masters and Doctoral programmes.

Both the top Institutions are committed to promote more contacts and co-operation between their faculty members. It is to be emphasized that contacts and cooperation between faculty members create a strong basis for the development of joint training programs, formulating joint research projects, exchange of teaching materials, and exchange of students. Both institutions will collaborate in research activities will be explored in subjects of mutual interest and benefit and encourage the doctoral students to get a co supervisor. IIM Raipur and AIT Bangkok will conduct the exchange of postgraduate students starting in the academic year 2013-14. Both institutions will accept to host a short study tour of a few weeks by the students of the partner institution.

IIM Raipur and AIT Bangkok will explore possibilities of collaboration in conducting middle and senior management training programs in business management

Prof. Said Irandoust, while welcoming Prof. Sahay said AIT was happy to be associated with IIM. Prof. I.M.Pandey, Vice President for Academic Affairs, AIT, elaborated on the many offerings in AIT, particularly its Doctoral program in Business Administration (DBA). Prof. Sahay expressed his desire to associate with AITs DBA program. Mr. Ahmed Amjad Ali, Head, External Relations and Communications Office (ERCO), Mr. Tenzin Rabgyal, Senior Program Officer, ERCO, and Ms. Binita Gurung, Program Assistant, School of Management (SOM) also attended the meeting.

AIT Bangkok has been accredited by AMBA and has collaboration with IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Calcutta.