Anna University, Coimbatore set up its Overseas Centres

Anna University, Coimbatore set up its Overseas Centres

Anna University, Coimbatore, will set up its overseas Centres either with government participation or private tie-ups.

The Syndicate has already approved the proposal to set up overseas Centres in Dubai, Muscat, Bahrain, Kuwait, Singapore, Malaysia and. Japan, as it had received Requests from several non-resident Indians (N-RIs) of these countries.

As a large number of Indians are settled in these countries, it is necessary to offer quality education in emerging areas of management, engineering and technology at affordable cost, the Syndicate noted while deliberating on the proposal.

Presently, private players like Manipal Institute of Technology and BITS are offering courses in these countries.

Hence, Anna University will approach the Centre, with the support of the state government, to obtain clearance on the proposal.

If the proposal is okayed, then Anna University will be the first government university in the country to start overseas Centres.

The Syndicate had also approved the proposal to open learning Centres in the country and abroad for distance education and online programs.

It was pointed out at the Syndicate meeting that if the university opens more than 100 Centres in India and overseas, it could admit around 20,000 students for distance education.

The Syndicate resolved to do away with lateral entry in MCA / M.Sc courses in future in order to have a uniform standard for full-time and part-time programmes. It approved the plans to offer 45 new programmes in MBA, diploma, PG diploma and advanced’; diploma through distance education.

It lauded the Vice-Chancellor for signing a MoU with Ebek Language Laboratories Pvt Ltd and University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations to improve the communication skills of the students.

The Syndicate also approved the university’s collaborative outreach programmes with government institutions and reputed private institutions for offering undergraduate and post-graduate courses to use the knowledge resources in the country.

The Syndicate has already approved the proposal to set up overseas Centres in Dubai, Muscat, Bahrain, Kuwait, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan, as it had received requests from several non-resident Indians (NRIs) of these countries