The higher educational institutes in India and Russia will be signing a Memorandum of Interest (MoI) in the presence of President Pranab Mukherjee who is currently on his four-day official tour to Russia. The foundation for the formation of the Russian-Indian Network of Institutions of Higher Education is also expected to be established through the signing of the MoI. The network which will be established soon will work towards the consolidation of Russian and Indian research and educational institution's efforts in training of high skilled specialists for the innovation economy, promotion of teachers and students academic exchange program. President Mukherjee, who is in Moscow to witness the Victory Day parade, will also be conferred with an honorary Doctorate by the Russian Diplomatic Academy.
iMBA to be introduced at UoI's College Of Business
The University of Illinois College of Business (U. of I.) will launch an online-only Master of Business Administration degree program, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees.
The degree, called the "iMBA," will be the first online graduate business degree offered in partnership with Coursera, the Silicon Valley educational technology company that already offers a number of U. of I. courses through its platform of massive open online courses, more commonly known as ï¿½MOOCs.ï¿½
The online degree will democratize access to both the coveted business credential and the world-class faculty of the Urbana campus, said Larry DeBrock, the Josef and Margot Lakonishok Endowed Dean of the College of Business. "The University of Illinois has a tradition of excellence and a distinguished reputation as a leader in research, teaching and public engagement, and our faculty is at the heart of that tradition," he said. "All of the classes for the new degree program will be taught by faculty members from the College of Business as well as industry experts. In leading the new endeavor, they will continue our college's tradition of excellence."