MCC strengthens Academic Collaborations with U.K Universities

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Awareness workshop on February 17

IIT Madras in association with Madras Christian College Higher Secondary School is organising a two – day awareness workshop on ‘Science and Technology – a journey’ on February 17, 2011 and February 18, 2011.

It would orient students on recent developments and applications of science and engineering and faculty of IIT Madras would take different sessions.

A press release said that Headmaster and Correspondent of MCC HSS G.J. Manohar is the coordinator for the workshop.

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MCC strengthens Academic Collaborations with U.K Universities

The 173 – year – old Madras Christian College is regarded as a pioneer in international collaboration with many universities and colleges abroad.

Starting from its first partnership with the Davidson College, North Carolina, USA, in 1985, the college over the years has signed 20 MoUs with institutions located in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Taiwan and Korea.

A team of six faculty members from MCC visited UK, headed by college principal R. W. Alexander Jesudasan last month. The objective was to strengthen the relationship with some of the institutions in the UK.

The team visited the Liverpool Hope University, the Queen’s University of Belfast, the New College affiliated to the University of Edinburgh and the University of West of Scotland, Hamilton Campus.

The purpose of the visit was to establish academic partnership in areas such as student exchange program at the UG and PG level, faculty exchange program, collaborative research projects, and joint academic initiatives / programs.

The MCC delegation prior to their departure to UK was interacting with the corresponding academic partners in the Liverpool Hope University in order to facilitate meaningful discussion on arrival.

The team members visited their respective departments and had interaction and discussions with the faculty members for understanding the system of education there and also looked into the facilities available for collaborative ventures.

The outcome of the UK visit is expected to bring about collaboration in the areas of management, political science and media studies, history and arts, with emphasis on museum studies and archaeology; music, popular culture and performing arts; bio informatics and biotechnology, and social work with a focus on international social work, disaster management, war and conflicts, gender and anti – racism, community social work, children and youth.

Short – term student and faculty exchanges have also been considered.


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