Dr. Arup Sen prepares to sign the agreement with St. Andrew’s College in Mumbai, India as Msgr. Nereus Rodrigues, Managing Trustee and Dr. Marie Fernandes, principal of St. Andrew’s look on.

D'Youville Inks Agreement with College in Mumbai

Buffalo, New York – March 18, 2013 – D’Youville College has signed a memorandum of understanding with St. Andrew’s College of Arts, Science & Commerce in Mumbai, India. The agreement will provide current St. Andrew' students with the opportunity to matriculate into the International Business program at D’Youville and earn a combined bachelor's and master's degree (BS/MS).

“St. Andrew’s students who complete specific courses and meet established qualifications in their college will automatically be accepted into the fourth year of D’Youville’s program,” says Dr. Arup Sen, vice president for academic affairs at D’Youville.

All St. Andrew’s College students will automatically be considered for academic merit scholarships upon acceptance.

St. Andrew’s is a Roman Catholic college in a suburb of Mumbai, the former Bombay, that started in 1983 with 194 students. Today it's an undergraduate institution with a student body of more than 4000.

The agreement, under development for the past 12 months, was signed recently when Dr. Sen and a group of D’Youville officials travelled to India to hold a formal signing ceremony at St. Andrew’s and to make presentations at various cities throughout the country.

The Catholic college was in the news in 1981 when Mother Theresa, the Nobel Peace Prize winner who died in 1997, visited the college.

“This is a part of our strategic plan to increase international enrollment at the college,” said Ronald H. Dannecker, director of International Admissions and Marketing for D’Youville. "India, China and Korea are major markets for recruiting by U.S. colleges. Foreign students are a good way to increase diversity and enrollment on campus and a good source of revenue at a time of tight budgets and the push to prepare students for a global workforce."

Contact:

Dr. Arup Sen at (716) 829-7658 or Ronald Dannecker at (716) 829-7600.

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