Cal State San Bernardino and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) recently signed an agreement aimed at fostering educational and cultural ties, promoting research collaboration, and strengthening ties between the two institutions.

The agreement, in the form of a memorandum of understanding, outlines cooperation in several areas, including study abroad programs for students, partnerships in academic programs, short-term academic and language programs, exchange of faculty members and joint research activities. Specific terms, conditions and arrangements for each activity will be determined in writing and executed by authorized representatives of both institutions.

“This partnership with IIT Madras marks a significant milestone in our commitment to global education,” said CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales. “We look forward to welcoming their students and faculty members to our campus, enriching our academic community, and providing our students with the opportunity to explore the vibrant culture and academic excellence of India.”

IIT Madras Director Professor V. Kamakoti shared Morales’ enthusiasm. “This memorandum of understanding represents a significant step towards a more interconnected world of learning and research,” Kamakoti said. “We are excited to welcome students and faculty from CSUSB to our campus and embark on a journey of joint research projects, academic programs and other educational initiatives. This collaboration holds immense potential for cross-cultural enrichment and knowledge exchange.”

The agreement commenced upon its mutual signing and will be effective for an initial period of five years. It may be renewed for an additional five years, subject to review, with discussions for renewal to take place at least six months prior to the termination of the current memorandum of understanding.

Both institutions also emphasized their commitment to flexibility, with the ability to modify the agreement upon mutual agreement between academic and administrative representatives.

About Indian Institute of Technology Madras
The Indian Institute of Technology Madras, based in Chennai, India, is renowned for its contributions to education and research. It is recognized as one of India’s premier institutions, fostering a culture of innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration and excellence in technology and science. Visit the IIT Madras website for more information.