Memorandum of Understanding with University of the Lethbridge  

Karunya University signed an MoU with the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada on December 16, 2009.The MoU enables,

  • To establish and promote mutual academic and cultural learning through faculty and student exchanges.

  • To collaboratively explore the possibility of developing and establishing mutually beneficial joint research projects in order to foster institutional advancement.

  • To develop activities of cooperation in other areas of mutual interest, such as work-study programs, conferences, activities of technical  cooperation, and technological transfer.

 
     

Memorandum of Understanding with Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politecnico Nacional (Cinvestav)

 

An MoU was signed with Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politecnico Nacional (Cinvestav) on June 24, 2009. The objective of the present agreement is to

a. To collaborate in networks, work teams and research and development projects in the following research areas and its related disciplines:
i)
        Sustainable Energy
ii)
      Micro Systems and Nanotechnology
iii)
    Biotechnology & Bio-Engineering
iv)
    Water Management
and other areas of mutual interest.
b. To promote the exchange of graduate and post-graduate students and researchers.
c. To jointly participate in on-going research projects and /or develop studies and reports
   

Memorandum of Understanding with Centennial College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

Karunya University signed an MoU with the Centennial College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada on November 18, 2009. 

Educational and academic exchanges are considered here to include but not be limited to:

1.

 Development of mutually beneficial academic programmes and courses.
2. Exchange of academic staff for purposes of teaching and research.
3. Reciprocal assistance for visiting academic staff and students.
4. Co-ordination of such activities as joint research, lectures and training.
5.

Exchange of documentation and research materials in fields of mutual interest provided that to the best knowledge of the respective institutions, there is not prohibition at law or otherwise against the exchange

6. Exchange of students for study and research
 

Memorandum of Understanding with Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

 

          An Memorandum of Understanding has been signed with the Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology RWTH, Aachen University, Aachen, Germany on July 30, 2009.

                The following are the general objectives proposed under this Memorandum of Understanding.

a.

 To execute joint research projects especially in areas of overlapping interest to the two institutions.
b.  To take up joint international consultancy works in water resources development and management.
c. To provide facilities for joint training / workshop / seminars on water resources development and management for the benefit of professionals working in this field in the regions concerned.
d. To provide facilities for graduate / postgraduate / doctoral / postdoctoral research programmes considering specific requests.
e. To facilitate exchange of faculty / scientists / students.
f. To give necessary technical advice in infrastructure development and utilization.
   

Memorandum of Understanding with Valparaiso University, Indiana, USA

 

Karunya University has signed an MoU with Valparaiso University, Indiana, USA on 19.07.2008.  The MoU enables, 

a.

MBA graduates from Karunya University to be accepted into appropriate PG programmes in Valparaiso University through an advanced standing arrangement between the two Universities.
b. Arrangements for progression of suitably qualified students from some of Karunya University courses to equivalent degrees at Valparaiso University.
c. Exchange of faculty staff : for the purposes of staff development, planning and handling of academic programmes, organization of seminars, conferences, including the sharing of mutual experiences in teaching, research and industrial practice.

Memorandum of Understanding with University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

                 Karunya University, Coimbatore, India and the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 26 March 2008 at Karunya University to establish academic linkages and contacts between the two institutions. The MoU will facilitate the exchange of students, organisation of study visits and training, participation in Bachelors’, Masters’ and Doctoral courses, recognition of academic credits, guidance and supervision of student’s theses and project works.  There will be provisions for scholarships for the participants. 

Exchange of faculty is another area of cooperation. Planning and handling of academic programs and courses, organisation of seminars, workshops and conferences including the exchange of mutual experiences in teaching, research and industrial practice and  establishing visiting Professorship / Adjunct faculty mutually in the two Universities are the programmes identified under this area. 

                 There will be joint programmes in Research and Development including exchange of publications and reports.The possibilities of conducting joint twinning programmes in interdisciplinary areas of specialisation of high relevance to both institutions will be explored.It is envisaged to establish Centres of Excellence in specialised fields of mutual interest in Science, Engineering, Technology, Management and Humanities. 

                  Dr Paul P.Appasamy, Vice Chancellor and Dr.Anne Mary Fernandez, Registrar, Karunya University and Dr.Steven Franklin, Vice President-Research and Dr.Janusz Kozinski, Dean College of Engineering, University of Saskatchewan signed the Memorandum of Understanding.

 
Memorandum of Understanding with Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic

            Karunya University signed an MoU with the Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic 4th April 2009.
The MoU facilitates the following : 

Education

to develop study programs and to create joint educational programs and exchange educational experience. 

Research

to establish joint research projects and research programmes. 

Social and Cultural

to strengthen and to develop social and cultural contacts and understanding of national cultures of the parties.

 

Memorandum of Understanding with Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, USA

Karunya University, Coimbatore signed an MoU with Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, USA on January 22, 2009.  

This MoU desires to partner with Moody Bible Institute, to bring their distance learning educational programmes for the students and staff of Karunya University, to enable them think biblically, to live christianly, and to become effective stewards of their gifts and talents.

 
Memorandum of Understanding with University of the West of England, UK

                       Karunya University signed an MoU with the University of the West of England, UK, on 1st April 2009.

 

Memorandum of Understanding with Polish University , Poland

 

              Karunya University, Coimbatore and University of Information Technology and Management, Rzesz’ow, Poland signed an MOU to establish academic linkages and contacts between the universities. The MOU aims at facilitating the exchange of faculty & students for training, academic courses and research. Other objectives of the faculty exchange programmes are to organize workshops, seminars, conferences, and sharing of teaching and research experiences.
            Both Universities will strive for the creation of the Centres of Excellence in Science, Engineering, Technology, Management and Humanities. It is also envisaged to explore the possibilities of conducting twinning programmes in interdisciplinary areas of specialization.
        The MOU was signed by Dr.(Mrs.) Anne Mary Fernandez, Vice Chancellor (i/c) and Dr. Joseph Thomas, former Registrar on behalf of Karunya University and Prof.Andrzej Szelc, Vice President for International Relations signed for the University of Information and Management, Poland.

 

 

Memorandum of Understanding with Staffordshire University, UK.
The Staffordshire University, UK has entered into an agreement with Karunya University on 29th April 2008 for the following

  • MBA graduates of Karunya University  to be accepted on to appropriate PG prgoramme at Staffordshire University,

  • Exchange of faculty for purposes of Staff development,

  • organization of seminars and conferences,

  •  sharing of mutual experiences in teaching, research etc. 

 

 Memorandum of Understanding with Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

 The Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel has signed an MoU with Karunya University on 1st June 2008 and the objective of this agreement is to enhance, encourage and formalize scholarly and scientific interaction between the institutions through the promotion of exchange opportunities for academic staff, professional staff and students and through the encouragement of co-operative activities.The envisaged modes of cooperation will include the following.

  • Exchanging students, faculty and staff

  • Organizing joint lectures and seminars

  • Organizing joint research projects

  • Exchanging papers and journals

  • Facilitating, assisting and developing other academic activities that may be of joint interest. 

           

Memorandum of Understanding with The Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research (BIDR)

                 Sede Boqer Campus of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) Karunya University has signed an Memorandum of Understanding with The Jacob Blaustein Insitute for Desert Research (BIDR) Sede Boqer campus of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) on 1st June 2008. The following areas have been identified for  joint research and collaboration.
  • Development of appropriate membranes and ROP technologies for developing countries.

  • Application of nano-technology for water purification.

  • Identification of ground water sources utilizing modern tools for geophysical exploration

  • Application of stable isotopes in hydro-geological investigations.

  • Developing facilities for studies on water chemistry and biochemistry related to hydrophytes.

  • Investigations on water related environmental problems – droughts, floods, contamination due to arsenic and fluoride and also impact of climate change.

  • Field experiments on IWRM

  • Research on recharge techniques

  • R&D works on micro-irrigation and pressure irrigation techniques

  • Research on policy matters and regulatory mechanisms in water sector

  • Inter-state water issues and conflict resolution

    

ACADEMIC LINKS

  • Collaborative joint R & D projects

  • Exchange of research students

  • Conducting conferences and workshops

  • Faculty and student exchange programs

  • Twinning programs

  • Transfer of technology