BU inks agreement with JLU, India on international academic cooperation

Thursday December 17,2020

Maintaining strong international relations, Bicol University (BU) and Jagran Lakecity University in India signs the General Bilateral Agreement on International Cooperation virtually via Zoom last December 15, 2020.

JLU is a government approved state private university in Mugaliyachap, Ratibad, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. JLU Bhopal is one of the fastest growing and one of the most awarded universities of Central India having practice-based pedagogy at its core. Currently, the university is offering 56 degree programs to more than 2500 students from 8 countries and 27 states of India. The university has 27 partnerships with top industries and international universities ensuring the students get great exposure both nationally and internationally.

Meanwhile, the General Bilateral Agreement on International Cooperation proceeds from the common interest of promoting collaborative partnership in the development of education and research. The agreement intends to collaborate in varied fields of mutual interest utilizing available resources. This will offer exchange scholars for professors, researchers, administrative staff, and students; lead the development of dual or double degree programs; joint research programs; organization of joint initiatives; and exchange of academic information, documentation, materials, researchers, and publications.

The virtual signing commenced with the welcome remarks delivered by BU Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Amelia A. Dorosan and messages from BU President Arnulfo M. Mascariñas and JLU Pro-Chancellor Abhishek Mohan Gupta.

Led by BU International Relations Office (IRO) Director Dr. Dimson M. Rivero, a brief profile of excellence was presented along with BU College of Arts and Letters (CAL) Dean Dr. Leticia M. Lopez. On the other hand, JLU Faculty of Journalism and Creative Studies (FJCS) Dean Prof. Diwakar Shukla presented the JLU profile of excellence and FJCS profile.

The virtual signing was facilitated by Dr. Rivero and JLU Communication and International Office Manager Sundeep Sareen. The agreement signing was witnessed by BU Vice President for Administration and Finance (VPAF) Atty. Joseph L. Bartolata, BU Vice President for Research, Development, and Extension (VPRDE) Dr. Luis O. Amano, and BUCAL Associate Dean Prof. Liliosa C. Malasa.