The International collaborations that JGU has established are substantive in nature and have led to the signing of agreements and development of academic programmes with institutions worldwide. These agreements have implemented faculty and student exchanges, joint teaching and research arrangements, joint conferences, joint publications and double degree programme with universities around the world. The international collaborations position India within the global networks of academic excellence and assume a leadership role in promoting global education in Asia.
The Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities (JSLH) of JGU is in the process of developing strategic and substantive collaborations with Rollins College, Florida in the USA with a view to offering a unique Double Degree programme that will lead to the award of two degrees, one from India and the other from USA. This double degree programme is in the process of being finalized with regard to its curriculum, course structure, credit framework, teaching pedagogy, admissions process and assessment. The double degree programme will be launched soon.
The relationship between JGU and Rollins College started during the first visit of Professor Tom Lairson, Gelbman Professor of International Business at Rollins Collegein Winter Park, Florida who delivered the keynote address the conference on FDI, organized by the Jindal Global Business School on 6th November, 2012 at the Constitution Club of India in New Delhi. The interactions between JGU and Rollins College continued during the visit by Professor James Johnson, Professor of International Business & Director, Global Consulting Projects at the Crummer Graduate School of Business of Rollins College on 20th November, 2012.
The decision to increase substantial collaborative efforts were reached in principle during the visit of the Vice-Chancellor Professor Raj Kumar to Rollins College, between January 7-9, 2013. During this visit he met Dr. Lewis Duncan, the President of Rollins College who facilitated meetings with several faculty and deans of various departments. The interactions were held with Dr. Carol M. Bresnahan, Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost; Dr. Debra K. Wellman, Dean, College of Professional Studies; Dr. Craig McAllaster, Professor & Dean, Crummer Graduate School of Management; Dr. Robert Smither, Professor & Dean, College of Arts & Sciences; Dr. Tom Lairson, Professor of Political Science and International Business, Department of Political Science and Department of International Business; Dr. Ilan Avon, Cornell Professor of International Business & Director of the China and India Centre & Asia Programs Visiting Scholar, Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School; Dr. Yudit Kornberg Greenberg, George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Professor of Religious Studies & Director of Jewish Studies Program; Dr. Donald P. Rogers, Professor of International Business & Director, Master’s in Human Resources; Dr. Scott Hewitt, Associate Professor of Education; Dr. Marc J. Sardy, Associate Professor of Finance and International Business, Department of International Business; Dr. Jonathan R. Walz, Assistant Professor & Coordinator, Archaeology Program; Dr. Tonia L. Warnecke, Assistant Professor of International Business and Economics, Office of International Business; Dr. Luis Martinez, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, & Member, India Centre; Dr. Emmanuel Kodzi, Assistant Professor of International Business, Department of International Business; Dr. Marc Fetscherin, Associate Professor of International Business & Marketing & Cornell Distinguished Faculty, Office of International Business; Dr. Dan Chong, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science; and Dr. Susan A. Bach, Executive Director, Center for Leadership Development, Crummer Graduate School of Business.
The deep engagement with Rollins College continued with Dr. Carol M. Bresnahan, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Rollins College participating in the “The Future of Indian Universities: Comparative Perspectives on Higher Education Reforms” on March 21-23, 2013 which was inaugurated by the President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee. These visits have led up to the conference to be held on May 3-4, 2013, where ten faculty members from Rollins College visited JGU to participate in a faculty seminar and, more importantly, participate in the curriculum development workshop where a detailed programme for the Liberal Arts Programme will be finalized.