Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) University announced its successive Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Metropolitan State University of Denver in the U.S. The agreement will allow both the universities to exchange their faculties and students with each other. In July, KIIT signed agreements with six South Korean universities and one university each from Kenya and Tanzania.
The MoU was signed by, Akbarali Thobhani, executive director of international studies at the Denver institute and KIIT Vice Chancellor P.P. Mathur. The MoU was signed after visiting various schools and facilities of the KIIT University with eight-member delegation led by Stephen M. Jordan, president of the Metropolitan State University of Denver. The delegates also visited the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), a social arm of the KIIT. "The agreement would encourage and support faculty and student exchanges. Both the universities agreed to advance collaborative development and delivery of courses and programs in addition to promotion of research and scholarly projects," as it says in the MoU.
KIIT is a group of professional institutes founded by social entrepreneur Achyuta Samanta. The university also provides free education and vocational training to more than 20,000 tribal students. It was granted the university status in 2004 by the Ministry of Human Resource, Government of India in recognition of its excellence. The foreign exchange program with Metropolitan State University of Denver is considered as another landmark of this University on its mission to provide quality education to its students.