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TDU, Ethiopian, Ugandan varsities sign MoUs

Staff reporter, New Delhi
05/09/2017   0 Comments

Looking to facilitate collaborative research with international partners, TransDisciplinary University (TDU) signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia and Mbarara University, Uganda on Monday at the university campus in Bengaluru.
 
Looking to facilitate collaborative research with international partners, TransDisciplinary University (TDU) signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia and Mbarara University, Uganda on Monday at the university campus in Bengaluru.

The Bengaluru-based University, founded by industry veterans Dr Sam Pitroda and Darshan Shankar, aims to design and deliver state-of-the-art programmes that impart holistic education, with emphasis on experiential learning and competency-based evaluation. Collaborations with academic institutes from across the globe not only ensure that TDU programmes are cutting-edge and of contemporary relevance, but also that the learning outcomes for students is enhanced.
 
The event also marked the start of TDU’s academic calendar with the Inaugural Lectures delivered by Jairam Ramesh (Member of Parliament, India) and Prof Celestino Obua (Vice Chancellor, Mbarara University, Uganda). This was followed by an interactive session with the distinguished speakers, wherein students and visitors had an exceptional opportunity to foresee the future of higher education and research in India.
 
Speaking on the significance of the occasion, Dr Balakrishna Pisupati, Vice Chancellor, TDU, said, “This ceremony is the inauguration of a unique academic calendar packed with innovative courses and technology-enabled learning platforms. The idea is to deliver educational programmes using practical and application-oriented approaches so as to prepare the students to handle challenges on the national as well as international stage. For innovation to happen in higher education, we need to join forces with the best minds in the field. The MoUs with international universities are a vital step in that direction. TDU is ready to nurture the future!”

Addressing the audience at the inaugural lectures, Jairam Ramesh said, “Times are changing and our education system needs to adapt to the new realities. Theoretical knowledge has to be complemented by experiential learning. And for this, we need to forge new ties, look beyond the boundaries of geography, to foster a healthy exchange of information and ideas. I congratulate TDU for its commendable efforts in taking Indian education and research to greater heights.” 

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