May 25, 2023

Dean Angie Kamath and NYU SPS Team Connect with Alumni and Explore Potential Collaborations with Universities in India

Photo above: Dr. Indu Shahani, president of Atlas Skilltech University welcomes Dean Angie Kamath and the NYU SPS contingent on their recent trip to India, where they visited several universities and connected with alumni and students in the region.

Earlier this year, Dean Angie Kamath, Larry Fillian, associate dean for enrollment management and student success; Tim Valentine, director of alumni relations; Ethan Phillips, executive director of global and institutional engagement; and Nandita Atal, India relations manager, visited Mumbai and Delhi. The visit allowed the NYU SPS team to connect with alumni, prospective and current students, and Indian universities to explore potential partnerships to advance the strong relationship between NYU and India.

“On every one of our visits to colleges across India, we were welcomed with open arms and celebrations. A true reflection of Indian hospitality and their enthusiasm for collaborating on educational opportunities for their students,” said Dean Kamath. “Each college in India is unique, but in the end, these schools’ goals and values align with our mission of providing  transformative learning experiences steeped in real-world applications and curriculum.”

As a result of their successful visit, NYU SPS has initially signed agreements  with three colleges in India:

With these agreements, NYU SPS and the Indian universities agree to explore and undertake various cooperation programs in three critical areas:

  • Educational Pathways, which includes Master’s Progressions and Dual/Combined Degrees;
  • Student Exchange Programs, including Semester Abroad Options and Global Immersion Programs; and
  • Faculty Collaborations, which include Faculty and Researcher Exchanges, and Joint Research Projects.

“These collaborations present a significant opportunity for us to enhance and expand applied educational options for NYU SPS students, create enrollment pathways to NYU SPS for students from these Indian academic institutions, and broaden our faculty’s teaching experiences,” said Fillian.

“In addition to our university visits in India, we also connected with dozens of thriving NYU alumni,” said Valentine. “It was great learning how their experience at NYU SPS has helped shape them and their careers while discussing how they can be brand ambassadors for the School in the region. We have innovative alumni doing fascinating things all over the world," added Valentine. One of the alumni the NYU SPS team visited with during their trip was Integrated Marketing graduate Priyank Shah ‘14, a third-generation jeweler who started his own 3D printing and CNC technology business.

Dean Kamath talking with alumni

NYU SPS Dean Angie Kamath catches up with alumni at one of a number of NYU SPS Alumni events held during the NYU SPS team’s visit to India earlier this year.

“This work with these universities in India will be the stepping stone for future collaborations between NYU SPS and universities in other countries and regions,” added Kamath. “Besides India, we plan to explore similar collaborations with universities and connect with alumni in Southeast Asia and Latin America, among others.”

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