A delegation led by U.S. Consul General Jennifer McInTyre visited the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM-K) here on Monday.
Ms. McInTyre along with the Visa Officer, Programme Officer, Public Relations Officer and the Regional Officer of the US-India Educational Foundation held extensive discussions with Debashis Chatterjee, Director, IIM Kozhikode, on possible collaborations and academic support.
The delegation also met the faculty and discussed the various programmes, services and the range of activities that the Fulbright-Nehru Foundation and the U.S. government have been offering to Indian citizens, a press release said here on Monday.
The visit assumes significance at a time when the US-India Educational Foundation, the Fulbright Commission in India, has just announced the fellowship competitions open to Indian citizens for 2013-2014.
Ms. McInTyre, during the discussions, said that educational sector in State would be getting a great share of support from the Consulate and the U.S. Government in the wake of the Singh-Obama Knowledge Initiative which was signed by the heads of governments of the U.S. and India in 2010. Prof. Chatterjee said the collaboration with the US-India Educational Foundation and the Consulate’s services would foster excellence and lend cross cultural perspectives to the academic pursuits. “We are also hoping that IIM-K’s new initiative, the Indian Business Museum, will be a hub of knowledge for U.S. academics who would like to understand the history and evolution of business of India. ”
The delegation visited the Indian Business Museum and Ms. McInTyre, while giving her remarks on the digital idea wall, lauded the institute for the brilliant work done towards creating the museum, the release said.