The two institutions have agreed to develop collaborative activities in academic areas of mutual interest, paving the way for students of Ramaiah to study at SGU in future. A Joint Medical Degree Program is in development – to be launched in August of 2018 – wherein RMC will teach the first year of SGU’s five years medical programme to its students. Those who successfully meet the promotion requirements will continue the Doctor of Medicine programme in Grenada, or in the UK as part of the Keith B Taylor Global Scholars Programme – in partnership with Northumbria University. They will then complete their clinical training in the US, UK, and Grenada.
The MOU also expresses support for a student exchange programme, enabling scholars, graduates and undergraduates from RMC to spend time at SGU, and vice-versa. Faculty and administrative staff will also be able to take part in the exchange programme, and the two universities will conduct collaborative research projects. Short-term, customized courses for students on credit transfer or study abroad programmes will also be facilitated.