International Exchange Programmes

RAJAGIRI INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS

Rajagiri has many forms of academic tie ups and collaborations with the overseas universities. Following are the different programmes taking place for the overseas universities within the Rajagiri Campus and in turn, for the Rajagiri Faculty and students at the concerned partnering Universities.

RAJAGIRI - A PLATFORM FOR ACADEMIC /PROFESSIONAL ENRICHMENT FOR OVERSEAS UNIVERSITIES

1.    Twinning programmes under Rajagiri International School for Education and Research   (RISER)

The Rajagiri International School for Education and Research (RISER) has been instituted as a response to globalization in the field of higher education and offers quality programmes which equip professionals to effectively perform in the global arena.

Social Work  

In Social Work, RISER has signed up MOU for twinning programme in Social Work with two universities –
University of Maryland, School of Social Work, Baltimore (UMSSWB)
Graduate School of Counselling Psychology, Assumption University, Thailand.                                                          

Management  - http://rcbs.rajagiri.edu/ProgramsIMP.html


2.    Internship for Overseas students under Rajagiri International Exchange Programme (RIEP)

Social Work

Rajagiri International Exchange Programme is an international academic tie up for Professors in social work, social work students and practicing social workers from other universities who visit our campus and interact with our community

Rajagiri has been having overseas students for internship since 1997 from Salem State College, Massacheesetts; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and  West Michigan University, USA ; Laval University, Quebec and Moncton University, Canada; Göteborgs Universitet; Lund University; Mid Sweden University and Malmo University, Sweden; University of Co - operative Education at Stuttgart, and Berufsakedemie in Stuttgart, Germany; University of Ghent, Belgium, Zurich University, Switzerland.

From 2005 onwards, the following universities send their students regularly for internship to Rajagiri Campus.

•    University of Maryland, School of Social Work,  Baltimore, USA
•    Katho university, Kortrijk, Belgium
•    Université Catholique de Lille, France
•    University of Washington, USA
•    Juniata College, USA
•    Ryerson University, Canada
•    Dominican University, Graduate School of Social Work, USA
•    University of Amsterdam, Holland 
•    University of Bayreuth, Germany               
 

  • Library & Information Science


•    Taiz University, Republic of Yemen        

  • School of Management

3.    Host to US Fulbright scholars in Social work

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” 

The professors who were awarded the US Fulbright scholarship to be at Rajagiri Campus were
Prof. Taber (1993-1994),
Prof. Catherine Hawkins Reissman (1995),
Prof.  Sarah Rose Rubenstein Gillis (2007)
Prof. Kathleen M. Mulligan (2010)              


4.    International Social Work - India study visit programme

The programme on international Social Work organised at Rajagiri campus is specially designed to meet the academic requirements of the visiting students and Professors from the partnering overseas universities. The programme is aimed at understanding the professional social work scenario in India and in Kerala State with special reference to Rajagiri unique practice models. It comprises of lectures, seminars, discussions and field visits to the various welfare agencies.

Following are the universities participating in the International Social Work programme  at Rajagiri campus:

  1. University of Maryland, School of Social Work, Baltimore, USA
  2. Katholieke University,Belgium    
  3. Nazareth College, Rochester, USA   

 5.    Overseas Professors to Rajagiri campus

Rajagiri college of Social Sciences provides an academic platform  for Professors from Universities from all over the world enriching students and professors in the following disciplines.. 

•    Social Work
•    Computer Science                        
•    Management

RAJAGIRI’S PRESENCE  AT THE  OVERSEAS  UNIVERSITIES

   


 

6.    Rajagiri Student overseas internship programme 
 
Social Work

The International Internship programme have been worked out between the School of Social Work and the following universities for a short term internship :

Katholieke University, Kortijk Belgium
University of Applied Sciences, Western Switzerland      


7.    Rajagiri Faculty  Overseas Exposure Programme


The collaborations with the partnering overseas universities have resulted in facilitating Rajagiri Professors as Visiting international scholars

  1. School of Social work
  2. School of Computer Science
  3. School of Library & Information Science    



8.    Rajagiri Faculty as International consultants
Many of our senior Professors  serve as experts in International professional bodies and as visiting International consultants.

School of Social Work
School of Library & Information Science         

School of Management


9.    Rajagiri Alumni Overseas chapters

         Rajagiri College of Social Sciences has vibrant Alumni overseas  chapters in different parts of the world-   USA, Canada, New York,   Australia, New Zealand and Dubai.  These chapters have their regular gatherings besides meeting up when the college authorities visit the respective places on official assignments.


10.    International Conferences organised by Rajagiri
The international conferences are a regular event  of the different schools of the College.  These conferences are usually attended by overseas Professors as resource persons, and overseas students  as participants.

School of Social Work                             
School of Management

11.    International membership
Each school has membership in International Professional associations  and benefits  through subscribing to their journals and participating in International conferences

School of Social work
School of Computer Science
School of Library & Information Science
School of Management