Amrita Students to visit Europe for Academic Purpose

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Amrita Students to visit Europe for Academic Purpose
It will be an enriching experience for the 30 odd students of the Amrita University in Ettimadai who are all set to visit European countries for academic purpose.

As part of the Amrita Overseas Ambassadors (AOM) program the students of the university including post graduate, under graduate students, research scholars and faculty members are proceeding to various educational institutes in Europe to take up academic programs internships and research projects.

‘The students of Amrita will visit foreign universities such as Milan, Helsinki, Bologna, Turin, Aachen, Trento and Roya Institute of Technology-Stockholm spread across Europe in countries like France, Germany, Sweden, Italy and Finland.

For the overseas program, the expenditure will be borne by the Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window of the European Commission.

And as part of this program, five research scholars from France and Italy will be arriving at Amrita for academic purpose. Similarly, two students from Sweden had already arrived here.

Into its second year of the AOM program, it is to be noted that last year over 50 faculty, research scholars and students went to various countries in Europe like England, the Netherlands, Italy, Bulgaria and Sweden.

“This program will be beneficial for the students who wanted to pursue their studies abroad itself,” said Vice-Chancellor of Amrita University Venkat Rangan.

Vice president of L&T SC Sarkar said that with the country witnessing an economic boom, the students must equip themselves to sustain in an competitive environment. “The students should im-bibe a globalised thinking to emerge successful in the existing competitive business world.

Further, the performance of an individual has to be enhanced to compete at the global level besides ensuring success at the domestic level in business,” he said.

Despite the vast cultural differences students should get to learn on the technology aspect in education, and cultural aspects of the international life.

“The foreign universities are far more competent than here as their syllabus and teaching methodology are highly practical oriented,” Sarkar said.

Pointing out that though China had registered an higher GDP, it is India, which has an competitive edge over the other. “In a democratic nation like India, the growth happens in a steady manner.

Even for implementing policies, it will take longer here due to the consensus which has to be arrived among all but even then it will only be a progressive and steady process,” he said.

Later, students of Armita University who visited foreign universities for academic purposes last year shared their experiences.

Pro-chancellor of the university Brahmachari Abhayamrita Chaitanya, deans MP Chandrasekharan, Sanjay Banerji and vice chairman -IT Prashant R Nair were among those who spoke.