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US degree in six Indian campuses

Saint Joseph University in Philadelphia, USA, on Monday signed agreements with six Indian colleges for exchange and collaboration of academic programmes.

india Updated: Jan 17, 2006 12:20 IST

Saint Joseph University in Philadelphia, USA, on Monday signed agreements with six Indian colleges for exchange and collaboration of academic programmes. Under the memorandum of understanding (MOU), teachers and students of the Loyola College and Stella Maris College (both Chennai), Arul Anandar College, Madurai, Xavier Institute of Education, Mumbai, Xavier Institute of Management, Mumbai and Xavier's College, Ahmedabad, will go in for exchange programmes.

These institutions would also run joint degree programmes, joint research initiatives, faculty and student programmes between the university and its Indian partners, university president Dr Lannon said after signing the agreement with the colleges.

Developing broad ranging academic partnerships with leading educational institutions in India was an important element of the university's international growth strategy, he said. This would offer unique cost-effective joint degree programmes for Indian students to get a global academic experience, he added.