West Virginia Press Association
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – On Dec. 11, officials with Marshall University and TKM College Trust, Kollam, India, signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at offering study abroad opportunities in the liberal arts and sciences for both schools, while providing a framework for future collaboration.
It’s anticipated the MOU will accelerate various academic, research and cultural initiatives, with the goal of promoting educational excellence, innovation and international cooperation.
“Marshall University has long been a leader in global education and partnerships. This new partnership with TKM College in India opens up exciting new possibilities of collaboration with one of the most dynamic, growing markets in the world, “said Dr. Avinandan ‘Avi’ Mukherjee, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “This proposed articulation will allow students from Marshall to learn from global immersion and students from India to experience the wonder of West Virginia.”
Marshall Assistant Provost for Global Education Dr. Zelideth María Rivas said the initiative is truly exciting.
“We look forward to having our students pursue their learning passions through a study abroad experience in India that highlights the liberal arts and sciences,” Rivas said. “We are eager to also host TKM College students here at Marshall and introduce them to West Virginian American culture.”
Representing TKM College Trust in Huntington were Dr. S. Ayoob, executive director and vice chancellor and Dr. A Sudheer, dean of alumni affairs. Joining them was Dr. Mohammed Haroon, an alumnus of TKM and a participant in the Doctor of Business Administration program at Marshall.
Photo caption: Marshall University and TKM College Trust officials gather in the Drinko Library after signing an international academic memorandum of understanding establishing an academic relationship that will allow for study abroad opportunities for both Marshall and TKM students.