Toledo delegation going to sister city in India for UT MBA commencement

April 21, 2011 | News, UToday
By Bob Mackowiak

Leaders from The University of Toledo and the city of Toledo are going to Coimbatore, India, for the Saturday, April 23, commencement program of the fifth cohort of the India MBA graduates at PSG Institutions.

Among the Toledo delegation attending the ceremony in India will be College of Business and Innovation Dean Thomas Gutteridge, President Lloyd Jacobs, Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs and College of Graduate Studies Dean Patricia Komuniecki, College of Engineering Dean Nagi Naganathan and Toledo Mayor Mike Bell.

PSG Institutions is located in Coimbatore, India, which is an official sister city of Toledo.

Through a formal relationship with The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation, the UT MBA students at PSG Institutions learn from UT faculty members who travel to India to teach. Students also can spend a semester at UT. These India graduates obtain a master’s degrees from The University of Toledo.

There are approximately 90 students in the April 23 commencement exercises representing the fifth class of PSG graduates from the University.

“It’s a true dynamic partnership,” Gutteridge said. “Through the existence of this partnership, we learn from each other. Through this delegation’s visit, we celebrate our continued academic collaboration and also look to further develop economic linkages.”

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