Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara University to sign MOU with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA

Mysuru, October 31, 2017: Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara University (JSSU) and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA, have mutually agreed to continue the MOU on the exchange of faculty and students to diversify the experiential knowledge, that was signed five years ago. A delegation from SIUE comprising Dr Randy Pembrook, Chancellor, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, USA and Dr Gireesh Gupchup, Dean, School of Pharmacy, SIUE, which was recently in Mysuru, expressed their satisfaction in the progress made under this MoU and discussed the ways and means of expanding its scope. They also expressed their interest in collaborative research and innovation with JSSU in future.

Dr B Suresh, Vice Chancellor, JSS University, said that the MoU was primarily for five years, with the strategic intent to offer robust assessment and evaluation of the joint programs, devising mentorship programs with joint guidance and knowledge management of both the Universities. He also said that faculty exchanges are designed to diversify the experiential
knowledge of faculty who teach at SIUE and JSS University, to enhance the integration of international dimensions into the curricula of both the institutions and to provide faculty with the opportunity to develop research initiatives that include international databases and collaborative efforts with colleagues.

Dr G. Parthasarathi, Dean, Global Engagement, JSSU explained the collaborative research proposals made between both the Universities and expressed his view on strengthening collaborative publications and patents.

Dr C.G. Betsurmath, Executive Secretary, JSS Mahavidyapeetha, mentioned that this would be a step forward to empower innovation in the constituent colleges of JSSU, The Officers of JSS University, Principals and Heads of the Departments of the constituent colleges of JSSU were a part of this discussion.