City-based businessman and member of Maharaja Sayajirao University’s syndicate body Ashwin Chokshi will be visiting the University of South Florida, United States from June 26 as a representative of MSU to explore areas of possible collaboration between the two universities in the areas of research, teaching and other activities.
Provost and executive vice president of the University of South Florida Ralf C Vilcox has extended a special invitation to Chokshi for this purpose. Chokshi, a government nominated senate member has taken the initiative to travel to the United States without expectation of any financial support from MSU, his alma matter.
MSU vice-chancellor professor Yogesh Singh has authorized Chokshi, a city-based gemologist, having interest in gold and jewellery business, to negotiate the possible MoUs with the University of South Florida.
During his visit Chokshi will tour the University of South Florida and discuss opportunities for collaboration with the senior university administrators and academicians.
“Founded in 1956, the University of South Florida is a young and vibrant university located in Tampa Bay. It offers 232 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including 89 bachelors, 97 masters, two specialist, 36 research doctoral, and four professional doctoral programs,” a release from MSU said on Friday, adding that as one of the only three Florida public universities, it is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research activities.
“It serves more than 47,000 students through its 13 colleges located in the state of Florida in the US,” the release said.