SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) will offer international transfer degrees in logistics and supply chain management, through a new partnership with Hull University, UK. The collaboration will also include faculty exchanges, research and student mobility programmes.
Associate Dean International, Faculty of Business, Law and Politics Prof Lynne Barrow and ViceChancellor, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) Professor Prabir Bagchi exchanged the MoU to signal the start of the programme.
“India is on the cusp of a manufacturing revolution that will require trained manpower in logistics and supply chain management”, said Prof Bagchi. “I am keen to see that SRM is well positioned to play a key role in this cycle of demand. Currently SRM does not offer these degrees and the collaboration with Hull University, an acknowledged leader in the field will contribute greatly to building capacity towards this end.”, he added.
Two innovative progression models have been developed. SRM students of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) stream, in the third year, can progress into the Hull University Business Schools BSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, while MBA students, after completing one year, can gain entry into the MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme.
The University of Hull is a traditional university and the 14th oldest university (1927) in UK. Research developed at the University of Hull includes the key breakthrough which made LCD screens possible, and the first ever bone density scanner. Both were named as one of the 100 discoveries in UK universities that changed the world. The University of Hull has developed state-of-the-art cancer treatments and diagnostic devices and also technologies which predict the impact of tidal flood surges and long-term climate change.
The signing of the MoU was preceded by a significant number of faculty visits to SRM, signalling the intent of both universities to collaborate for mutual benefit. These included: Prof. Kevin Scott Paulson, Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes and Deputy Director of the Energy, Environment and Sustainable Engineering Research Group; Dr. Dipesh Patel, Department of Chemical Engineering; Prof.Lynne Barrow, Associate Dean International, Faculty of Business, Law and Politics; and Professor Ian Robert Pashby, Professor of Engineering and Former Pro VC .