Presidency University And University Of Texas Ink MoU
Under this programme, the aspiring student will study the first three years at Presidency University and in the fourth year, the student will enroll for the Computer and Science Engineering Undergraduate Non-Degree Programme at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Presidency University, Bengaluru, and The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), United States, signed a Memo of Understanding (MoU) to offer a collaborative programme, wherein the students of BTech (Computer Science and related disciplines) earn the BTech degree from Presidency University and M.S. degree from UTA in a span of five years.
The collaboration was jointly announced by Nissar Ahmed, Chancellor, Presidency University, Bengaluru, and Dr. Vistasp Karbhari, President, University of Texas at Arlington at the Presidency University campus in Bengaluru.
Under this programme, which offers several flexibilities, the aspiring student will study the first three years at Presidency University and in the fourth year, the student will enroll for the Computer and Science Engineering Undergraduate Non-Degree Programme at The University of Texas at Arlington.
Successful completion of this programme will earn the student the BTech Degree from Presidency University. After earning the BTech Degree and meeting the requirements for admission to UTA, the student will have the option of enrolling for the Masters of Science (MS) program at UTA, which, if carefully planned, can be earned in another one year.
While at UTA, 'The student will be enrolled as a full-time student with a course load of nine credits for each long semester. The student will be entitled to the use of the Student Union, the UTA Library, the Athletic Center and the Health Center,' the MoU states.
Speaking on the occasion, Chancellor of Presidency University, Nissar Ahmed said, “We are indeed happy to formalize this partnership with the University of Texas at Arlington which is known for excellence in academics. This partnership will provide opportunities for our students to get better exposure and international learning experience. The Chancellor appreciated the gesture of President Karbhari of UTA for his presence at Presidency University exclusively to mark the special occasion of signing the MOU.”
The MOU adds that through this co-operative education relationship, UTA and PU aim to train students in all disciplines. This agreement shall remain in effect for five years.
Addressing the faculty and students, President Karbhari said, “It is a pleasure to be here to sign an MoU that will not only establish a strong partnership between our institutions at a variety of levels but will also provide opportunities for high-achieving students to join our university for a master’s degree gaining a world-class education from our distinguished faculty. I have been very impressed by the vision of Chancellor Ahmed and the quality of the faculty and students at Presidency University and I look forward to seeing this global partnership flourish.”
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