Mumbai University plans its first offshore campus in US

The University of Mumbai will soon initiate talks with the United States to establish its first campus on foreign shores and run global academic programmes.

Mumbai University plans its first offshore campus in US

The University of Mumbai will soon initiate talks with the United States to establish its first campus on foreign shores and run global academic programmes.

Vice Chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh announced a “world tour” this year to explore possibilities and obtain permissions to establish campuses abroad, reported Indian Express. The world tour will begin from the United States. While the US is the first stop in the world tour, Deshmukh was also keen on partnering with European, Australian and Israeli universities.


The Vice-Chancellor said that the university will seek partnerships with existing universities to realise the aim of setting up a Mumbai University in the US.

“We can partner with eminent Indians working abroad for degree courses. We may also hold joint degree programmes with existing universities or take over an existing university,” Deshmukh told The Indian Express.

He said that Indian students who wish to take a course in the offshore campus will be charged at par with the Mumbai campus but foreign students will be charged at par with international rates for the course.

Deshmukh said Mumbai University was the first in the country to have digitally connected to more than 750 affiliated colleges. “With a written consent, all 755-odd affiliated colleges can enjoy free WiFi,” he said.