Nowadays, most of the reputed universities in India are collaborating with various foreign universities across the globe to facilitate student exchange programmes. Let us take a look at the international student exchange programme launched by VIT University.
VIT University had launched International Transfer Programmes (ITP) in 2016 in collaboration with nine universities that are located in United Kingdom (UK), Australia and USA. Through this programme, the students pursuing B.Tech course at VIT University will have a chance to pursue first two years of the course at VIT University and last two years of the course at any one among the nine universities with which the varsity had collaborated. The main objective of the varsity is to give global exposure to its students. Usually, the batch of IPT commences in the month of April.
VIT University had collaborated with the following universities to facilitate International Transfer Programmes (ITP): -
- RMIT, Melbourne (Australia)
- Deakin University
- Queen Mary University, United Kingdom (UK)
- Purdue University, United States (UK)
- State University of New York
The varsity has plans to develop programmes at doctoral, masters and bachelors levels for ITP. The varsity is also facilitating faculty exchange and faculty collaboration through this programme.
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G. Viswanathan, Vice-Chancellor of VIT University revealed that the number of universities would increase in the coming years. Today, US overtook Europe in terms of higher education and the reason is the autonomy and freedom given to educational institutions over there. There is a healthy competition between private and public institutions in the US, which resulted in the development of quality in education. Currently, there are 4,000 universities in the US and there is no Ministry of Education or University Grants Commission to regulate these universities there.