Queen Mary University of London and OP Jindal Global University, based in Delhi, India, have signed an agreement to collaborate on research and teaching in social sciences subjects, including twinned Masters programmes.
18 February 2014
This is the first partnership of its kind that Queen Mary has entered into with an Indian institution, with extensive study abroad and academic exchanges focused on Business and Management, Politics and International Relations, and Law.
Students from OP Jindal Global University will be able to progress from the first year of their Masters course in Delhi to study a one-year Masters at Queen Mary, leading to a degree from both institutions.
The aim is to promote excellence in the social sciences based on the longstanding commonwealth links between the British and Indian educational systems.
OP Jindal’s vision is to deliver a world-class global education experience and aims to equip students to become global citizens. OP Jindal also aims to be one of India’s first top 200 global universities.
The signing of these agreements marks the start of a broad partnership with OP Jindal, and increasing investment in joint activities with India as a whole.
On completing the MA Diplomacy, Law and Business students at Jindal School of International Affairs, can take a second Masters in International Business and Politics at Queen Mary.
Graduates of Jindal School of Government and Public Policy, who studied for the MA in Public Policy, can take another Masters degree in International Public Policy at Queen Mary.
The opportunity to take a second Masters in Accounting, Marketing and International Business at Queen Mary is also open to MBA students at Jindal Global Business School.
Students of Jindal Global Law School, pursuing BA LLB and LLM degrees can also earn a second LLM degree at Queen Mary, bolstering their skills and advancing their careers.
President and Principal of Queen Mary, Professor Simon Gaskell and Vice Chancellor of OP Jindal Global University, Professor C. Raj Kumar, signed the agreement at Queen Mary’s London (Mile End) campus on Friday 14 February.
Speaking on the occasion, Professor Simon Gaskell said that OP Jindal Global University “clearly shares our outlook, recognising the importance of creating teaching and research opportunities that transcend national boundaries”. “There are longstanding ties between our two nations and this partnership will see us both playing our parts in strengthening and developing these ties in a fast changing global environment.”
Professor C. Raj Kumar also remarked that the collaboration would “connect the youth of India and the UK at a deeper level as they will learning from each other’s experiences and aspirations”. “Queen Mary has been a pioneer in the UK context for innovative educational offerings and their commitment to deepening links with India is setting a new benchmark in British academia. We are proud to be in a strategic partnership with such a farsighted UK university.”
Queen Mary’s Vice-Principal for Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor Morag Schiach, also acknowledged the significant of the new relationship for the Faculty for staff and students. “Our research and our teaching have global reach and ambition; it is important to build strong partnerships internationally to support this.”
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