Collaboration between North Dakota State University (NDSU), Fargo, U.S.A and Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology (NMIT)/ Nitte School of Management (NSM), Bangalore

NitteMeenakshi Institute of Technology (NMIT) and Nitte School of Management (NSM) forged collaboration with North Dakota State University (NDSU), Fargo, USA to create two new centres of Excellence namely Centre for Systems Innovations and Centre for Global Studies in NMIT/NSM campus on January 18, 2016. NSDU is a leading US Carnegie Endowment recognized Land Grant Research University that was founded 150 years back.

The Center for Systems Innovation is a unique initiative to bring together experts from various disciplines to do research and explore innovative solutions that will address global challenges like Big Data Analytics, ecological imbalances, food security, water and sanitation issues, healthcare, housing etc.

The Center for Global Studies will help faculty, students and corporate executives develop a global mindset which is a critical requirement for addressing global challenges. At this Center participants from various countries will understand and appreciate cultural diversity through experiential learning.

The inauguration also witnessed the signing of MOUs between the two institutions for creating programs offering MS and PhD in all the engineering disciplines and Joint MS program in Agri-Business Management, Applied Economics where students would study one year at NSM followed by the second year at NDSU.

The teaming of NMIT/NSM with NDSU is expected to throw up multiple opportunities for students including access to premier companies in Fargo such as Microsoft, Bobcat, Sanford Health as well as a host of Precision Agricultural Technology companies.

Snapshots during the Inauguration of Centre for Systems Innovations and Centre for Global Studies