The collaboration, that was signed virtually, will establish NMIMS as a top-tier research institution in the emerging areas of trans-disciplinary engineering and technology management
SVKM’s NMIMS Deemed-to-be University has partnered with Virginia Tech, a leading educational institution in the USA, to establish the Institute for Global Education and Curriculum Innovation (IGE). IGE emphasizes the promotion of curriculum innovation through the development of NMIMS faculty, to prepare them for teaching trans-disciplinary engineering programs. This initiative is the latest of several successful and long-standing academic collaborations between NMIMS and Virginia Tech. IGE was launched on 1 July 2021.
IGE is the latest partnership between Virginia Tech and NMIMS and further strengthens an already-established alliance between the two, which includes academic collaborations involving some of NMIMS’ cutting-edge engineering programs, and the innovative 3-1-1 coordinated program that offers students the possibility of earning three degrees in five years from NMIMS as well as Virginia Tech. IGE faculty will be jointly governed by Virginia Tech and NMIMS.
IGE’s faculty members will be required to publish research in the reputed journals of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences(INFORMS). In addition, they will also be expected to publish in highly regarded peer-reviewed conference publications.
In keeping with the goal of developing a robust research community at NMIMS, IGE will also recruit PhD students, to be supervised and mentored by Virginia Tech’s and NMIMS’s eminent senior faculty. IGE faculty and PhD candidates will be supported by experienced research faculty at Virginia Tech and NMIMS in leading-edge fields offered by various departments at both institutes.