The Oklahoma state university signs a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Andhra Pradesh Society for Knowledge Network (APSFKNW) to explore offering joint certificate programmes.
Under the pact, Oklahoma University will explore the opportunities for offering joint certificate programmes in analytics, data mining, decision support system and business intelligence through the Jawahar Knowledge Centres (JCKs) run by state-owned APSFKNW.
The MoU was signed in the presence of President of Oklahoma University Burns Hargis and Andhra Pradesh IT Minister Ponnala Laksmaiah.
"We expect this MoU to yield great results for both," said Hargis, who is leading a delegation of university officials including from business school and the departments of engineering and agriculture.
"We have benefited from talent, analog and the work ethics of people from this part of India and we want to do much more," he added.
Laksmaiah, a graduate from Oklahoma University, said the MoU was aimed at enhancing the employability of the graduates through JKCs.
Said Ramesh Sharda, director, Ph.D. in Business for Executives, Spears Schools of Business, Oklahoma University, told the media: "We get lot of students from India, especially from Andhra but we don't have a formal set up here with any university. We are exploring that option."