Gujarat University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IIMT Studies Ltd., United Kingdom, which is the associate and join hands to conduct online employment oriented competency-based programs from the academic year 2019-20. The University will use the expertise of IIMT Studies' Online Blended learning Portal. The Programmes are likely to include the Industry oriented International curriculum to enhance the employability skills of the students and help the students understand the global job market. Working professionals will also be able to enrol in these courses; subject to meet with the eligibility criteria designed of the course.
The MOU was signed by Dr. P. M. Patel, Registrar and Mr Manoj R Thakkar, the Founding Director of IIMT Studies-UK; in the presence of Prof. (Dr.) H.A. Pandya, Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Jagdish Bhavsar, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Prof. Jagdish Joshi, Professor-Director, UGC-HRDC Gujarat University.
As a part of this affiliation, both the parties will evaluate and decide to launch three programs with a short duration for 2 to 3 months, and the Long duration courses will be for 6 to 8 months, as a part of the pilot project, to give a kick-start to it. With this agreement, the students of the University will have the opportunity to learn the lectures delivered by the faculties of IIMT Studies from the UK.