In an attempt to expand their international association with few of the premier educational institutions, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) has taken a step to collaborate with the French educational institution, the University of Lille. MAHE and the University of Lille have signed three agreements between themselves.
As per the agreement, the Vice-Chancellor of MAHE, Dr Vinod Bhatt along with the President of the University of Lille, Jean-Christophe Camart, have partnered up to promote student-exchange programmes across various disciplines. They have also agreed to bring in a partnership between the Kasturba Medical College, MAHE and the University of Lille’s School of Medicine, under the Inter-University Cooperation Agreement.
The agreement between the two Universities allows them to work together in order to promote research, teaching programmes, staff-exchange, publishing of joint publications, carry out student exchange programmes, promotion of conferences and seminars among many more educational activities between the two Universities. These activities have been planned to take place between students and staff from the fields of teaching, medicine as well as healthcare.
The agreement between the University of Lille and MAHE also allows them to carry out student exchanges where they will be able to exchange a total of 10 students every academic year. The student exchanges will take place between students of different disciplines having similar or mutual interests. The student exchange cycle will happen once every academic cycle, i.e. the first, second and third year of the degree.
The varsities will select the students based on the criteria decided and narrowed down by the two parties mutually, as per the agreement. Sources state that the parties have also agreed upon providing the selected students with some financial perks such as exempting them from paying the fees for admission, tuition as well as the examinations fees.