The visits cover possibilities for increased research and mobility for academics and students.

By City Press Office(City Press Office), Published

Executive Dean in City’s School of Science and Technology, Professor Rajkumar Roy and School Associate Dean for International partnerships, Dr Peter Popov, visited several universities in India from 26th February to 3rd March 2023.

The universities they visited were:

  • The Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT,, City's current partner in India. The visit included the main Vellore campus and the Chennai campus;
  • The Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE, The SST predecessors had an active partnership with MAHE until a few years before the global pandemic;
  • Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIIT-Delhi, This is a state university, founded by the Government of Delhi in 2007, and is focused on IT and related areas;

A meeting was also held in Chennai with the Vice-Chancellor and senior academics from the Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education (KARE,;

These are all leading universities in India - VIT and MAHE are the top two private universities in India. KARE is also a top institution, while IIITD is a well-recognised state University focused on IT and related areas with a very strong research track record.


During the meetings with senior staff at all universities, discussions were held of comprehensive partnerships between SST and all of the Universities listed above, which included:

  • Joint Programmes in education at UG level (2+2) and at PG level (1+1);
  • Research collaboration, (e.g., joint PhD supervision);
  • Student/staff mobility (e.g., Summer Schools and short studies such as a term or a year).

Professor Roy said:

“Our School is committed to work hard to put in place the Partnership Agreements will all the above-mentioned universities for the start of the next academic year.”

On their return, Professor Roy and Dr Popov met with City alumni and offer holders for SST PG Programmes. The event focussed on briefing alumni and potential SST students on recent developments at City and responding to questions on “life at City” from participants.


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