Education for Globally Connected Millennium's Generation: These are exciting times for the college as it is well prepared to meet the educational needs of the millennium generation that will enter its portals in 2018. It is ready to leap frog to the future of education that will leverage diverse technologies to build communities of globally connected learners. These are also exciting times for the young students as irrespective of their demographic background, inclusive liberal education at MH throws open for them a world full of opportunities with unprecedented range of career choices to match their individual aspirations. It empowers them as young women capable of overcoming all barriers to build successful professional and personal lives; to be achievers and leaders with capacity to give wings to their dreams.
Leveraging Full Potential of Global Opportunities: With increasing globalization of education, MH has established bilateral exchange progammes with several foreign universities. However, pending implementation of credit transfer scheme and mobility, it is not possible for students to avail the full potential of the partnerships. MH then takes recourse to creating short duration bilateral exchange programmes. Students who cannot afford to travel abroad can experience international immersion through programmes wherein MH hosts the international visitors.
International Student Visitors are welcomed under several collaborative programmes with foreign universities that include short duration academic exchange; and events entailing participation by international students and faculty, such as Manzar, the South Asian Debating Tournament, the workshop in collaboration with international collaborators. The college also hosts scholars on short duration research visits to work independently, with college or DU faculty. The students on these programmes are routinely offered campus accommodation. The bonding with Indian cohort is seen to be extremely strong and friends are made for life.
The top universities and organizations from across the world approach the college seeking MoU for bilateral exchanges. The college too is extending this outreach. Several International Collaborations exist and are continually being strengthened.
Utrecht Business School Collaborative Workshop Management and Cultural Contexts: Miranda House conceptualized and launched this Annual International Workshop in 2008 with Utrecht Business School (UBS), Hogeschool Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands. A MoU signed with MH, SRCC and DU for Bilateral Exchange Programme in 2008 enables an annual weeklong workshop titled Management and Cultural Context. About 10 Dutch students and 20 students each from MH and SRCC participate in this weeklong interactive programme. Faculty from UBS anchor the workshop. Experts from academia and industry also address the students on a variety of issues related to entrepreneurship and management. Students undertake a collaborative project that is presented at the end of the programme. In summer of each year, students of MH accompanied by one/two faculty members visit UBS for a similar programme conducted in Utrecht. This popular workshop is the longest running collaboration which now rolls on its own momentum. So far seven faculty members and about 30 students from MH have visited UBS. In June-July 2017, ten students and one faculty member are all set to go.
George Washington University, Washington DC, USA: Miranda House has signed an MoU for academic collaboration on a 10-week Add-on Course Rethinking the Obvious: Examining the Rhetoric of Development. This ran successfully from 25 August to 06 November 2015; and again from August to November 2016.
University of Sussex, UK: The college has established an Academic Exchange Programme with the University of Sussex, UK. MH hosted scholastic talk by faculty from University of Sussex in February 2016. On Principal's nomination, Ms. Preeti Kumari of B.A. (H) Political Science III was given full financial assistance to participate in the International Summer School at SU.
Lynchburg College, Virginia, USA: An MoU with Lynchburg College, Virginia, USA, for bilateral Academic Exchange Programme gives a preferred institution status to MH as a partner institution. Ms. Jyoti Agarwal was given generous financial assistance to join Masters in Science Education Programme at Lynchburg College for Fall Semester 2016.
Lynchburg College located in Virginia, USA, is a private college founded in 1903. It is ranked in the top tier of colleges and is one of the 40 colleges in USA to be included in Colleges that Change Lives by the New York Times. It lays particular emphasis on diversity, community engagement and sustainability. Miranda House is also deeply concerned with these issues. In October 2017, Miranda House will host an International Conference on World Business in collaboration with Lynchburg College.
Wisconsin University, USA: Under a Bilateral Exchange Programme12 students from WU and about 30 students from MH participated in a 3-week long Certificate Course on Women's Studies from 5 to 23 January 2015. Two WU faculty members, Prof. Asha Sen and Prof. Theresa Kemp were resource persons. Dr. Jayashree Pillai and Dr. Bijayalaxmi Nanda, Department of Political Science, along with 2 students visited WU from 14 September to 05 October 2015.
King's College International Summer School in Delhi: Miranda House has been hosting King's College International Summer School in Delhi since 2012-13, offering Two-Week Modules on International Political Economy, International Relations and E-commerce. The courses are taught by visiting faculty from Kings and open to students in general from across other educational institutions. MH faculty help coordinate the courses, and add value by organizing enrichment talks by eminent experts in the city. The course provides them an excellent professional development opportunity as they witness highly interactive methods of teaching and new ways of approaching the subjects. The best student of each course is given a scholarship to attend the King's International Summer School in London. Further, one faculty member of MH is offered financial support to participate in the King's Summer School, London. Dr. Malabika Pal and Dr. Purnima Roy availed this award in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Two students Aanandita Sikka and Keziah Hangsen have been selected to participate in the King's Summer School 2017 at London.
University of Chicago Delhi Centre: A vibrant relationship was established in May-June 2015 when 8 of 15 students chosen after a rigorous national process of selection for the10-day Summer Course in Masters in Financial Mathematics in May-June 2015 were from MH. There was no course fee. Their excellent performance led to internship for one at University of Chicago Delhi Centre.
University of Chicago, Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies, USA: The University of Chicago, Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies extended an invitation to the Principal to nominate students for the Postgraduate Art and Science Bridge Programme, waiving GRE and extending scholarships. Five students were shortlisted.
S.P. Jain School of Global Management: This Australian Business School established a partnership with Miranda House in 2013. Under its Student Ambassador Programme, 2 students are selected for fully funded visit to one of its 3 overseas campuses in Sydney, Singapore or Dubai. 6 students have benefited so far.
University of Sydney, Australia: Miranda House has established a strong network with Australian educational institutions. Under a collaborative project titled Building Leadership Capacity in Undergraduate Science Teaching in India, Australian Leadership Awards Fellowship (ALAF) was awarded to 9 faculty members. Led by the Principal, the faculty visited University of Sydney for three weeks in April 2013. They participated in a collaborative programme Centered around an Australian countrywide initiative on Advancing Science by Enhanching Learning in the Laboratory (ASELL). In turn, Miranda House has hosted visits and talks by several faculty from University of Sydney.
Ontario Universities International: The college has signed an MoU for Ontario India Student Exchange Program with the Ontario Universities International (OIN) which is a consortium of Universities based in Ontario, Canada. Under the agreement, two research scholars have been hosted by Miranda House to work with faculty. Another doctoral level student is due to spend time as Teaching Assistant at Miranda House in the academic year 2017-18.
International Research Group on Physics Teaching (GIREP): D S Kothari Centre and GIREP have signed a MoU for collaboration in areas of mutual interest for strengthening teaching-learning of physics. In particular, the collaboration will manifest through research initiatives that promote physics education research-based practices, capacity building and education outreach programmes at all levels. The two organizations will establish roust mechanisms for sustained expansion of collaborative pogammes through participation in events, seminars, conferences, and exchange od information through electronic media.
American Embassy: In recognition of the strong basic science programmes at Miranda and activities undertaken by the D S Kothari Centre for Research and Innovation in Science Education, the American Embassy routinely requests the college to host talks by visiting scientists. For instance, in 2015 Dr. Ellen Stofan, NASA Chief Scientist serving as Principal Advisor to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the agency's science programs and science-related strategic planning delivered a talk to an enthusiastic audience who deeply impressed her. Following her successful visit, next year, Dr. Dinae L. Evans, Director, Earth Science and Technology Directorate, Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), NASA, USA, delivered a talk while on a visit to the country. Prof. John Holdren, Principal Scientific Advisor to President Barrack Obama was specially brought by Department of Science and Technology (DST) and US Embassy to witness INSPIRE Internship Programme and address the students. MH has also hosted visits by three high level delegations consisting of Presidents of Universities, Deans and Professors from US over the last decade.
Illustrative International Opportunities for Students