MoU with the University of South Carolina
The University of South Carolina, the state’s flagship university which was founded in Columbia in 1801, began offering courses in Aiken for students interested in completing their degrees in Columbia. The University of South Carolina Aiken is ranked #1 among top public regional colleges in the South in the 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s guide, “America’s Best Colleges.” Since U.S. News & World Report created this ranking category eighteen years ago, the University has been ranked in the top three public regional colleges every year. USC Aiken has been ranked first several times: 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015. The university offers more than 50 undergraduate programs and post graduate programs.
The Memorandum of Understanding envisages the University of South Carolina, Aiken and the D. Y. Patil University School of Management to work together in the areas of:
Faculty and Student Research,
Faculty and Student teaching learning process,
Faculty Exchange Programs,
Start of Short term programs, Etc.
Dr. Sandra J. Jordan said “The University of South Carolina is committed to achieve Global Leadership through Partnerships. The MOU with a reputed University like D. Y. Patil University and therein the School of Management, will go a long way in strengthening global leadership, research and teaching”.
Dr. Sanjay Oak, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, while expressing happiness over the signing of the MOU cautioned that the MOU should not be like any other MOU where implementation does not take place.
Dr. R. Gopal, Director, suggested ways where in we could start the progress. As a first step he said, ”We could have a preliminary round of discussion with the Faculty of DYPUSM and the Faculty of the University of South Carolina, where in the MEETING OF THE MINDS COULD TAKE PLACE.”
Dr. R. Gopal suggested that the same should be held as early as possible and in the Virtual Class Room.
Dr. Hirdekar, Registrar, while explaining that we need to take permission from the statutory bodies for a twinning arrangement suggested that nursing and clinical research could also be other areas which could be explored for new programs.
Dr. Jeffrey Priest, Executive Vice Chancellor of the University, along with Mr. Ani Agnihotri was also present from the University of South Carolina were also present.