Haryana signs MoU with US college to churn out techies
THE Haryana government and Montgomery College, State of Marryland, USA has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for assistance in workforce creation and development through the provision of professional development, curriculum sharing, strategic planning, budgeting, institutional advancement, faculty and student exchange. Montgomery College shall seek supplemental funding support from US government agencies and Indian and American corporates. Under the MoU, assistance would also be extended to undergraduate and graduate studies with a particular focus on the industries prevalent in Haryana. The Haryana government and Montgomery college will jointly develop new curricula for the government polytechnic in Manesar or adopt existing Montgomery college undergraduate curricula that are aligned to the Indian students’ career. Haryana chief minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, in whose presence the MoU was signed, said with this MoU, a community college model would be replicated in the Government Polytechnic at Manesar, as a pilot project. It would help creation and development of the technical work force at undergraduate and graduate level. This model will be replicated in Polytechnic collages of the state in due course. Earlier, the delegation led by Mr Hooda was received by Dr Hercules Pinkney, vice president and provost, Germantown campus, Dr Mary Kay Shartle Galotto, executive vice president, Montgomery College and Dr Pradeep Ganguly, director Montgomery County Department of Economic Development.