Saint Monica University Reaches Cooperation Agreement With MM University

Focus on Exchange Programs, Research Collaboration, Joint Conferences, & Program Development
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July 2, 2014 - PRLog -- Buea, Cameroon | Mullana, India – Wednesday, July 2, 2014: Two leading private universities – Saint Monica University (SMU): The American International University in Cameroon and Maharishi Markandeshwar University (MM University) in India – today announced that they have reached an agreement designed to strengthen both institutions and benefit their students. Both universities are accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges, & Universities (ASIC), an international accreditation agency recognized by the UK government.

The agreement focuses on five areas – short and long term student exchange; short and long term faculty and staff exchange; collaborative research programs; holding of joint academic events such as seminars, workshops and conferences; and mutual assistance in the establishment of new educational programs.

“We are delighted to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Saint Monica University, the first of such with an African-based university,” said Dr. Harish K. Sharma, Director of the Department of International Education at MM University, Mullana, India. “We’re always interested in creating relationships with foreign universities of repute for student/faculty exchange, training programs, international placements and admissions. MMU currently has students from over 25 nationalities are studying in MMU campus. We have the Department of International Education, which is dedicated to helping international students overcome any difficulties they face, relating to language, culture or any other problem; making them feel comfortable, so that they may be able to focus on their studies and make the best use of time spent at the campus; and organizing cross cultural fests and exchange programs to contribute towards the overall development of the international students.”

“Cooperation between universities is common and we’re excited to have a top tier university such as MMU partner with us,” said Prof. Januarius J. Asongu, President and Chief Executive Officer of SMU. “As a younger university, SMU has much to benefit from and contribute to this relationship. It’s really a win-win for both institutions and ultimately our students. SMU already attracts students, faculty, and staff from a total of 13 countries and this agreement will further strengthen the international dimension of our university.”

About Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana (India)

Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana - Ambala, erstwhile known as Maharishi Markandeshwar Education Trust was founded with the objective of social, educational and economic upliftment of society in the year 1993, in the name of Lord Shiva’s devotee, “Maharishi Markandeshwar Ji.” MM University Trust, Mullana - Ambala has become a symbol of quality education in technical, professional and medical streams in northern India and has been carrying on its lineage for over 20 years. In exercise of powers conferred under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, the Central Government, on the advice of the University Grants Commission, has declared Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana – Ambala comprising ten of its teaching institutions, as “Deemed University” vide Notification No. F. 9-65/2006-U.3 (A) dated 12-6-2007. Highly qualified dedicated faculty, world class infrastructure, fully equipped Laboratories with latest state-of-the-art equipments and organized Library with recent knowledge recourses including e-resources are special attractions for the admission seekers at the new Campus. The key differentiator of the Maharishi Markandeshwar University is to focus on high quality research with emphasis on overall development of students, maintaining a balance between academic excellence and moral perfection. Our training for different professions is tuned to making our products responsive to the emerging needs of the nation. For more information about MM University, visit our Website at:

About Saint Monica University: The American International University

Saint Monica University (SMU) is an American-style private Christian institution, offering programs that are at the intersection of the liberal arts, science and technology. It is dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the intellectual, social, entrepreneurial and professional development of a diverse student population. SMU is focused on the student experience and helping our students achieve their educational and career goals, and contributing to a more sustainable society.  We offer various bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees through the School of Arts & Education (SAE), School of Business & Public Policy (SBPP), School of Health & Human Services (SHHS), and School of Science, Engineering & Technology (SSET). SMU is accredited in the United Kingdom by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges, and University (ASIC) with Accreditation No: AS22357/0614. SMU is also fully accredited in Cameroon by the National Commission on Private Higher Education at the Ministry of Higher Education with the Ordinance of Creation No: E14/0028/MINESUP/SG/DDES and the Ministerial Letter No: 14/01319/L/MINESUP/SG/DDES/ESUP/SDA/OAGS authorizing its operation. For more information about SMU, visit our website: or write to us at

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