MOU with Ruia College Promotes Collaboration and Student Exchanges

Students in India and the United States will be among the beneficiaries of a recent agreement signed by the presidents of Ramnarain Ruia College in India and Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

This Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions, signed on April 7th at Harrisburg University, calls for the two institutions of higher learning to develop a cooperative program of international exchange as well as to promote cooperation in faculty/staff research, education, and student and faculty/staff exchange.  Additionally, the two institutions will develop, organize and host joint academic and cultural symposia, conferences, workshops and meetings;

In the MOU, the participating Institutions agree to implement collaboration s through faculty and student exchanges initially in Biological Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Computer Sciences, as well as create 2+2 programs in Biotechnology, Interactive Media, Analytic s and Cyber Security.

The MOU also creates pathways for Ruia students completing their undergraduate programs in Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science to earn graduate degrees at Harrisburg University.

Established in 1937, Ruia College is one of the most highly reputed colleges in India. It comprises the Ramnarain Ruia College of Arts and Science and the Ramnivas Ruia Junior College of Arts and Science. The college has been awarded a five star rating by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council of India. Also the National Assessment and Accreditation Council accorded it the A Grade. The college earned a CGPA of 3.65 out of 4, which is the highest in Maharashtra. Ruia College has become the first college in the country to achieve the ‘College of Excellence’ status by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

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