The University of Oklahoma has signed a MoU with the Andhra Pradesh Society For Knowledge Network (APSFKNW) for offering joint certificate programmes.

Last Updated: 2013-03-12T13:36:58+05:30

University of Oklahoma Signs MoU with AP Society for Knowledge Networks (APSFKNW)

Hyderabad: The University of Oklahoma, a co-educational public research university located in Norman, Oklahoma (US), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Andhra Pradesh Society For Knowledge Network (APSFKNW), Hyderabad. Reportedly, the MoU was signed quite recently, in the presence of Burns Hargis, President of Oklahoma University and Ponnala Laksmaiah, the Minister for Information Technology and Communications of the state. 
According to the sources, under this pact, the 123-year-old American university will explore various prospects for offering joint certificate programmes. The joint certificate programmes will be offered in several disciplines, such as analytics, data mining, decision support system and business intelligence, via the Jawahar Knowledge Centres (JCKs) which is run by state-owned APSFKNW.
While signing the pact, Hargis anticipated that this MoU would certainly get great results for both the educational institution. He went on to add that, the University have benefited from talent, analog and the work ethics of people from the state, and expect to do much more. As per reports, Hargis is visiting the state leading a delegation of University officials including officials from the Business School and the Departments of Engineering and Agriculture.
On the other hand, the Minister of IT, Laksmaiah, who did his MS from the same varsity, informed that, the MoU is aimed at enhancing the employability of the graduates, through JKCs. Adding more to that, Ramesh Sharda, Director, PhD in Business for Executives, Spears Schools of Business of Oklahoma University, said that the University enrolls a lot of students from India, particularly from Andhra but it doesn’t have a formal set up in India with any University. Therefore, the University is looking for joint collaborations.
- By Archana Sharma
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