Dr. Siddharth Jabade
Alumni and International Relations


The meaningful academic collaborations are fostered with the aim of:

  • Offering students international exposure, opportunities and enhancing skills of Vishwakarma Institute of Technology (VI) faculty by providing platform for interaction, teaching, and research with universities abroad.

  • Academic collaborations with international universities are developed with the following objectives:

    • Establish Two Stage Master's Programmes with foreign universities wherein part of the programme is conducted in Vishwakarma Institute of Technology and other in the foreign university.

    • Establish student exchange programme.

    • Initiate summer internship for Undergraduate and Post graduate Students.

    • Joint research projects with foreign Universities.

    • Recognition of Vishwakarma Institute faculty in foreign Universities as adjunct faculty.

    • Faculty Exchange.

    • Offer opportunity of scholarship benefits to VI students.

    • Offer Students choice for International Post Graduation in third year of engineering and prepare them as per the requirements of the university.



    The international academic relations encompasses diverse continents such as Europe, Canada, Australia and South East Asia Collaborations in each of the continent are in tune with one of the said strategies as follows:

    • Europe: Academic collaborations with French Group of universities for student exchange, collaborative research projects.

    • Canada: Student exchange programmes with group of institutions in Ontario State.

    • USA: Collaboration with Marist College, New York.

    • Australia: Summer Internships in pipeline with University of Western Australia.


    Collaborations in France:

    1. Groupe des Ecoles des Mines (GEM)

      GEM is a group of 7 engineering schools of higher learning in France. Student exchange and Joint research program is initiated with these schools.

      • Student Exchange:

        • Six of the Third Year Students from VI have successfully completed one semester in GEM institutions in France and a batch of 9 students are selected for 2009-10. Three French students from GEM, France is studying in VI under student exchange program.

        • VI students availed privileges offered to French students (For example: Accommodation at subsidized rate, concession in local travel etc.)

        • Language of instruction was primarily French, however students were allowed to use English in answer sheets during examination.

        • A dedicated French Language training secession (of 200 hours) is organized by Alliance Francoise de Pune for these students.

        • Subject equivalence, credit transfer aspects for each of the students was arrived at by respective Board of Studies of each programme in VI.


      1. Joint Research Program:

        This programme will be developed within the framework of the Indo-French Consortium of Universities (IFCU). This consortium is promoted by the representation of French Universities [Conference des Presidents d'Universites (CPU) and Conference des Directeurs des Ecoles Francasies d’Ingenieurs (CDEFI] and Association of Indian Universities comprising French and Indian institutions of higher education.


        1. "n+i" Network :

          This network is a:

              • A non-profit making association.

              • Federates admissions in over 80 Engineering schools in France.

              • National Program Administered by Agence EduFrance and Supported by French Ministry.

                An MoU between n + i network and Vishwakarma Institute of Technology is signed in Paris. Significance of the MoU is that the students have to submit only one application for post graduate studies wherein the network administers and routes the application in various schools. Respective schools offer admissions to students.


        Canada OMG Programme

        Following are the details:

          • OMG stands for Ontario-Maharashtra-Goa students exchange programme. Consortium of 17 colleges / universities from Ontario state.

          • Opportunity for VI student to attend one or more terms in one of the universities.

          • OMG Mobility grant will cover portion of travel costs of VI students.

          • A student from Queens College from Ontario to join VI under the student exchange programme from July / September 2009

          • Ten students from VI are completing one semester in Ontario state universities under this programme.

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