The University of the West Indies Five Islands Campus has signed a Memorandum of Understanding
(MoU) with the Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University, India (SRMU).
The MoU will see the institutions collaborate on programmes in new and emerging areas at the
undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels, as well as faculty and student exchanges. Also,
both institutions will be carrying out joint research projects in areas of local and global interest,
along with organising joint international conferences, seminars, workshops, and webinars.
Speaking at last week’s virtual signing ceremony, Principal of The UWI Five Islands Campus,
Professor Densil Williams, noted such a partnership benefits both institutions.
"We bring to the table significant value as our partners in India as well, and that is why I am very
confident that a university partnership like this is only going to do well for our institutions." He
stated that collaborations like these will be critical for the advancement of young institutions like
the Five Islands Campus and SRMU which are on the path to finding practical and relevant solutions
to global problems.
Vice-Chancellor of the Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University, India (SRMU), Professor Devendra
Kumar Sharma stated that SRMU is excited to collaborate with The UWI on areas of mutual interest
such as information technology, management, and education. “We look forward to exploring the
areas that are of benefit through our collaborative activities, research collaborations, joint degree
programmes designing teaching materials, and other scientific and technological literature.”
The collaboration was initiated by the High Commissioner of India to Antigua and Barbuda, His
Excellency Dr. K.J. Srinivasa, following his visit to the campus in 2021. In his remarks to the virtual
ceremony, Dr. Srinivasa expressed his satisfaction with the fruit borne from deliberations through
The UWI and SRMU. "We believe that international collaboration in science and technology is
crucial when it comes to addressing pressing global challenges, and this is a great example." Dr.
Srinivasa thanked the honorary consul to Antigua and Barbuda, Mr. Vijay Tewani, as well as the
staff of the High Commission for their work on the proposal to bring the two institutions together.
The agreement with SRMU is one of several MoUs signed by The UWI Five Islands Campus with
international institutions, including agreements with Harvard Business School and the University of
Maryland, Baltimore County.