With a great sense of pleasure, I warmly welcome the international fraternity to CSJM University Kanpur, India, an institution with a long-standing tradition of ‘academic excellence, innovative courses, and commitment to respecting diversity and spreading knowledge. Knowledge has no boundaries; therefore, it becomes the duty of higher educational institutions to produce students capable of navigating the world beyond borders. In this era of globalization, an academic journey without any form of internationalization is incomplete. Therefore, the efforts of our international cell are directed towards facilitating and creating a platform for students to build a network for future education.
Kanpur City has a prominent place in the cultural and industrial canvas of India. It is an ideal site for international students to pursue their life goals in various discipline including arts, science, engineering, sports, and entrepreneurial activities.
We are striving to tie up with premier academic/research institutes across the globe with a commitment to quality research and education as a global tool to resolve global issues. These partnerships enable us to create domains for inbound and outbound student and faculty exchange programs. Research is the epitome of every form of knowledge; thus, we firmly believe that we will communicate effectively with more people and better adapt to diversifying the knowledge-seeking process. Keeping this in mind, the International Cell has taken the initiative to collaborate with various universities and research institutes across the globe to create a platform for students and faculty to get exposed to new cultures, languages, skills, and a competitive work environment that not only enhance their capabilities but provide better career opportunities also.
Globalization and technological advancements have made the world an interconnected global village with shared global cultures, practices, and values. India, a vast land of affluent ancient knowledge created by great sages, rich culture & heritage, sustainable practices, and universal values, has much to share with the rest of the world and can also learn a lot from other nations. With this perspective, The Hon’ble Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Smt. Anandiben Patel envisioned the state universities of Uttar Pradesh to establish relationships with foreign universities and institutions. Pursuing Her vision, the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur, Prof. Vinay Kumar Pathak, a renowned Professor of Computer Science, a distinguished academician, and a visionary edu-leader, formed an International Relations & Academic Cooperation (IRAC) Cell. The role of the IRAC Cell is to bring our students and faculty to the world and to bring the world to our students and faculty. The IRAC cell aims to create a gateway for global outreach and international partnerships to share academic, research, innovation, and socio-cultural thoughts, knowledge, and practices between the CSJM University Kanpur and the universities/ Institutions of the rest of the world.
The programs provide opportunities to Indian students to study in various universities across the world and also to provide the same opportunity to foreign students to study in India for a specified period.
The programs are designed to facilitate platforms for various faculties around the world to visit CSJM University, one of the renowned Indian Universities, for academic collaborations and joint research projects. It also offers the opportunity to the university faculties to visit the partner Universities across the world for the same purpose.
The programs are designed to create full time study opportunities for Indian students to further their studies in various countries across the world. The process includes assistance in admission procedures, counselling to students and training students in SAT, GMAT, GRE, IELTS and the TOEFL.
The programs are designed to create full time study opportunities for foreign students to further their studies at CSJM University, India. The process includes counselling to students, assistance in admission process, making necessary arrangements of lodge and boarding, and travel assistance.
The Governor of Uttar Pradesh Anandiben Patel held a meeting with Indian Ambassadors posted in 15 countries and 11 Vice Chancellors of renowned State Universities of Uttar Pradesh at Raj Bhavan, Lucknow, in October 2022, in which detailed discussions were held regarding educational exchanges with established universities in different countries. The main objective of the meeting was to sensitise the Vice-Chancellors to establish and foster relationships with prestigious foreign Institutions for strengthening academic and research rigour through international collaborations and cooperations. The world is changing very fast with advent of globalization and ultramodern technologies; therefore, providing global exposure to students and faculty to better equip themselves for the changing global paradigms and hosting foreign students and faculty to learn Indian programs, culture, values, and practices for better understanding the emergence of India.
On this occasion, the ambassadors of different countries shared their views about the educational needs and characteristics of their respective countries. In this sequence, the Vice Chancellors of the universities talked about the efforts being made for educational upgradation in their respective universities and discussed the possibilities of exchange of education and technology with other countries.
An online meeting between the delegation of International Cell of Petrozavodsk State University (Russia) and the officials of the IRAC Cell, CSJM University was held in March, 2023. The representatives of both the universities gave presentations about their universities and possibilities of the collaborations. After long discussion, both the university- representatives finalised the lines of agreement and cooperation. We are soon going to sign the memorandum of understanding and start collaborated activities related to cultural, academic and research.
Dr Prabhat K. Dwivedi
School of Business Management,
CSJM University Kanpur
Uttar Pradesh, India
Dr. Rajeev Mishra
School of Life Sciences & Biotechnology,
CSJM University Kanpur
Uttar Pradesh, India
International Relations & Academic Cooperation (IRAC) Cell
Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur
(Formerly, Kanpur University)
(A State University)
Kalyanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh