Department of International Partnerships and Student Mobility

G D Goenka University has a vibrant and continually expanding engagement with universities all over the world.

Assistant Professor Susanta Bose, the Director of the ‘Department of International Partnerships and Student Mobility’, oversees international partner engagements and student mobility.

Aims and Objectives

The role of the Department of International Partnerships and Student Mobility is to:

  1. Provide students best-in-class learning outcomes through offering opportunities to also experience teaching-learning, research and work, social and cultural environments in various countries

  2. Provide students a good learning ecosystem through selectively working with foreign universities and drawing on the course content, assessment modalities, pedagogy and other best practices from top-tier universities worldwide

  3. Facilitate guest lectures and workshops by faculty from our international partner institutions and thereby provide a global perspective to our teaching-learning and research ecosystem

  4. Facilitate collaborative workshops, seminars and conferences with our international partner institutions and thereby further intensify our global perspective to teaching, learning and research endeavours

  5. Enhance activities such as staff training, course development and course renewal through drawing on the expertise in our partner institutions through staff mobility and staff exchange programmes

  6. Foster student internships abroad in business corporations, start-ups and not-for-profit organisations

  7. Encourage student participation in international competitions, student projects and community engagements so as to develop a more international and holistic perspective to teaching and learning

  8. Facilitate international student and staff mobility through student and staff exchange programmes with our partner institutions

  9. Facilitate collaborative research and development (R&D) and teaching and community engagements through working with our international partners and tendering for multilateral, international, national and regional R&D, teaching and community project grants and jointly publishing in top-tier scholarly journals

To-date, G D Goenka University has concluded forty partnerships with universities in sixteen countries: USA, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Netherlands, Italy, South Africa, Uzbekistan, Brazil, Chile, Turkey, Malaysia, Taiwan, Denmark and China. Discussions are underway to substantially expand this global network substantially. As evident in the map below, the University has established a truly global footprint with several partnerships in major countries in all six populated continents: North America, South America, Europe, Australia, Africa, and Asia.

Student Mobility

The University has established three specific pathways for students to study at foreign universities:

  1. Summer School: This provides opportunities, for students and accompanying faculty, for a two to three week study and cultural immersion in a foreign university. In some cases, students are also offered opportunities to engage in a short course.

  2. Study Abroad: Students who meet the prerequisites have the opportunity to undertake one or two semesters in a partner university either by only paying the G D Goenka University tuition fee, where the University has a reciprocal agreement with the foreign university, or, if the University does not have a reciprocal agreement, not paying the G D Goenka University tuition fee but paying only the tuition fee of the foreign university. Typically, for most ‘Study Abroad’ programmes, partner universities offer 15 to 20 per cent discount on tuition fees that is charged to foreign students.

    The courses are mapped and G D Goenka University will provide credit set-off for courses that the student completed in the foreign university. The student will earn a degree from G D Goenka University.

  3. Articulation: Students who meet the prerequisites can, after completing a specified duration at G D Goenka University transfer to a foreign partner university, complete their studies there and earn a degree from the partner university. Typically, for most articulation programmes, foreign partner universities offer 15 to 20 percent discount on tuition fees charged to foreign students.

    The courses are mapped and the foreign university will provide credit set-off for courses that the students completed at G D Goenka University.


Signing Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Lancaster

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