Tvm: Infosys today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singapore Management University (SMU) to develop training programmes for employees and management students. The MoU was signed by Prof. Steven Miller, Dean, SMU School of Information Systems and Srikantan Moorthy, Senior VP & Group Head, Education & Research, Infosys Limited.
Under this agreement, Infosys Education & Research and SMU’s School of Information Systems will work together to develop training programme content for Infosys employees as well as case studies and learning labs for SMU’s Bachelor of Science (IS Management) and Master of IT in Business degree programmes. In addition to co-creating training content and curriculum material, the MoU provides for Infosys and Singapore Management University to jointly conduct seminars and tutorials in person or through conferencing, to facilitate faculty and professional staff visits to their counterparts’ offices, campuses and locations, and for collaboration on research and pedagogy projects of mutual interest to Infosys and SMU.
In a release, Srikantan Moorthy said, “We are excited about this partnership as this opens up new areas of cooperation between academia and the IT industry to enhance the reach of quality education. Infosys has always aimed to provide world class training, education and research facilities to all its employees and this collaboration is a step in strengthening our efforts in this direction.”
“The SMU School of Information Systems and Infosys have completed a series of joint projects over the past five years that have produced innovative content for our respective education and training programmes”, noted Dean Miller. “This MoU builds on this solid foundation, and takes our relationship to the next level. With this new agreement, we will continue to demonstrate better ways of training working professionals and students about applying IT in business settings, and about the management aspects of using IT to create business value,” he explained.
The MoU signed between both the parties will be effective for a period of three years. A premier university in Asia centred around ‘The World of Business and Management’, the Singapore Management University (SMU) is internationally recognised for its world class research and innovative, interactive approach to teaching.
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