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There is an emerging world community to which we all belong! The growing interconnectedness among people, countries, and economies means that there is a global dimension to who we are. The most positive way of responding to this is by pursuing a path of global citizenship. Global citizens are a part of an emerging world community and are committed to helping build this community’s values and practices. Today’s world is one of a global community. Solutions to tomorrows’ problems cannot be realized without addressing concerns and perspectives from different countries and cultures. Academic Institutions become the melting pots for cross-cultural interactions providing a platform for young minds to interact and share knowledge. SVKM’s NMIMS Navi Mumbai is fast growing to become amongst India’s most coveted academic communities having several collaborations with universities across the world. From visiting faculty to exchange programs and beyond, we have identified the need for international collaboration, and we’re leaving no stone left unturned in making NMIMS Navi Mumbai world-class institution.

SVKM's NMIMS Navi Mumbai offers all possible opportunities for international exposure and global experience. As a world-class national university, SVKM’s NMIMS has links to leading educational institutions and organizations around the world.

SVKM’s NMIMS Navi Mumbai builds its global footprint with research collaborations, teaching collaborations, credit arrangements, articulation arrangements, study abroad and exchange programs and offshore program delivery spanned across multiple countries. Thus, we are very keen that our students take full advantage of all the opportunities provided by NMIMS.


In a global economy, India is emerging as a strategic economic powerhouse. To build an emerging economy, we need people with both technical know-how and a vision for the future. Our continued associations with the very best Universities from across the world is a testimony to our goal of nurturing and producing the leaders of tomorrow.

International assignments for Teaching, Research and Consultancy and to explore possible Exchanges are a regular feature at NMIMS Deemed to be University (as per UGC Norms). Study Tour Programs are often held wherein students and faculty members from International Educational Institutions visit our campus. The International linkages of NMIMS have helped it in drawing upon the wisdom built up at the partner institutions of repute and in developing curriculum and working on new programs.

Visualizing the onset of globalization, the University has established international linkages with:

  • Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne, Australia
  • Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Grenoble Ecole de Management, France
  • Athens University of Economics & Business, Greece
  • University of Houston College of Engineering, Houston, Texas
  • Senaca College of Applied Arts & Technology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • ESSCA, Angers France
  • ESSCA, Budapest, Hungary
  • EUROMED, Marseille France
  • ESC ROUEN, France

NMIMS is a member of global management school networks like European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), and Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (MDISA).

International Linkages Office at NMIMS, Navi Mumbai

NMIMS Deemed to be University (as per UGC Norms) is increasingly becoming global in its operations over a period of time. This momentum is going to grow. Our International Office handles all overseas operations of the University. The operations include:

  • Managing Faculty and Student Exchange Programs
  • Negotiations with Foreign Universities
  • Targeting markets for foreign students in our programs.

Functions of the Office

  • Manage Student Exchange Programs
  • The orientation of students of both outgoing and incoming
  • Providing language skills for both outgoing and incoming
  • Monitoring the performance of incoming students
  • Arrange industrial visits for incoming students in cooperation with the Dean of the concerned School.
  • Facilitating on all legal fronts including visa-related issues.
  • Facilitate the residents of students.
  • Make them feel at home.
  • Manage Faculty Exchange Programs
  • Negotiations with foreign universities
  • Target markets for sourcing students.
  • Promote NMIMS programs and students in foreign markets.
  • Participate in international exhibition and fairs to promote NMIMS Deemed to be University (as per UGC Norms) programs.

Students at NMIMS benefit a great deal from the exposure and experience gained from one of our many initiatives with other International Universities.


Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

The delegates, Dr. Rajan Saxena, Sr. Advisor to Chancellor & Distinguished Professor of Marketing, Dr.N.M.Kondap, Vice-Chancellor, Dr. D. J. Shah, Dean In-charge, MPSTE, Dr. Ramesh Bhat, Dean Designate, School of Business Management and Mrs. Seema Mahajan, Chairperson – Family Business Program and International relations visited US Universities for collaborative linkages. During this visit to the USA, NMIMS has signed an MOU with University of Houston for faculty and student exchange. Relationships are also developed with several other universities in the US, such as Case Western Reserve University, Michigan University.

Dr. D. J. Shah attended the meeting of Dr. Jean – Michel Quentier, Doyen Associate, Mr. Andrea Stephan – Blondel, Directrice De La Communication, ESC Rennes School of Business, France & Prof. Krishna Moorthy, Centre for Technology & Engineering Applications (C-TEA) Mumbai & Mysore along with Dr. Rajan Saxena & Prof. Seema Mahajan.


Linkages with the Industry and other national and international Academic Institutions enable a Business School to equip itself for the challenges of the future by adding value to its curricula, pedagogy, and student intake.

In the era of globalization, internationalization has become a very important criterion for universities. Realizing that international higher education and re¬search is a major opportunity for growth, NMIMS has been expanding its international engagements and has invested in quality teach¬ing, research, and infrastructure.

NMIMS is proud of its position as a leading university in India and values its relationships with top universities, government bodies, research, and industry organizations. The University attracts distinguished visitors from around the world and attaches great importance to the contribution these visits make to its internationalization process. Listed below is a gist of the activities in the international arena.

Exchange Programs are carried out with the following renowned Institutions:


Collaborative Research and Reciprocal Research Scholar’s Exchange Programme with Athens University of Economics & Business, Athens, Greece encompasses the following:

  • To promote collaborative research projects on areas of mutual interest for publishing in joint authorship.
  • To promote the exchange of faculty for joint teaching and research.
  • To promote the exchange of qualified doctoral students enrolled in their respective degree programs, who will be admitted according to the regulations established within each school.


Harvard Business School Publishing (HBSP) publishes cases, reprints and book chapters. Under the agreement between HBSP and NMIMS Deemed to be University, NMIMS can use HBSP materials in its management degree, diploma and executive education programs.


The Graduate School of Business Marseille-Provence, located in Marseille, France, and NMIMS Deemed to be University have a student exchange program and faculty exchange program in the area of International Business.


Students Exchange Programme


Students Exchange Programme


Students Exchange Programme


Students Exchange and Faculty collaboration on teaching, research and consulting projects.



Student Exchange

Faculty Exchange

Joint Research Projects

Joint Workshops, Executive Education and Joint Degree Programs.


Exchange of Faculty, staff members and students.

Joint Degree/Diploma programs for executives markets.

Joint consultancy activities.

Participation in seminars and academic meetings.

Exchange of academic material and other information.

Special short term academic programs and projects.


To initiate integrated M.Sc. – Ph.D. Programs in Physical Science and Computational Science.

To include subjects like

  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • IT
  • BI [Bioinformatics]

To introduce four years graduate program as recommended by the National Knowledge Commission, Govt. of India along with programs covering undergraduate and postgraduate courses such as integrated BSc-MSc program after Std XII.

Global outlook

In the era of globalization, internationalization has become a very important criterion for universities. Realizing that international higher education and research are a major opportunity for growth, many have been expanding their international engagements, and have invested in quality teaching, research, and infrastructure.

The past two years saw a number of international delegates at the NMIMS campus. Attracted by the new dynamic international focus of our University, the visitors were keen on signing MoUs for collaborations on joint degrees, student/faculty exchanges, and research. This positive response from institutions abroad encouraged NMIMS to set up an office exclusively for International Relations in 2008. The mission is to take a quantum leap in internationalization through a more focused approach.

The International Relations Office takes care of affairs related to the internationalization of the University: student/faculty exchange, co-ordination of visits/study tour programs of foreign delegates and students, and co-ordination of all collaborative efforts of NMIMS with universities abroad. The office also supports international students in the transitional phase, helping them to settle down at NMIMS / Mumbai. It also serves as an adviser on immigration, accommodation, academic and adjustment issues.

NMIMS is proud of its position as a leading university in India and values its relationships with top universities, government bodies, research, and industry organizations. The University attracts distinguished visitors from around the world and attaches great importance to the contribution these visits make to its internationalization process

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