Oxford University encourages Global Learning
The Vice – Chancellor of Oxford University, Andrew Hamilton, was in Mumbai recently. Speaking to a gathering of students at the St Xavier’s College campus, Hamilton emphasised on the increasing globalisation of higher education.
“Student and faculty exchange programmes, international research collaborations and funding, establishment of new campuses and increasing number of globally outstanding Universities outside the traditional study abroad destinations is the key to the globalisation of higher education,” said Hamilton.
He pointed out that three core functions of research, education and impact as the integral factors that make Oxford a most revered university.
He also praised the excellent participation of Indian students in foreign universities while stressing on internationalisation as a fundamental objective at Oxford. Hamilton went on to explain the diversity in the programmes offered at Oxford.
He urged students to apply for the new master’s degree in contemporary India and courses at the Blavatnik School of Government as well as the Felix postgraduate scholarships for Indian students.
Oxford University opens gates to CBSE, ISC Students
CBSE and ISC students scoring 90% and above can now seek admission in undergraduate courses at Oxford University. The students will, however, have to appear for admission tests and interviews for securing a seat in this highly prestigious academic institution.
Speaking at Calcutta University on 24th March, 2012, Oxford VC Andrew Hamilton detailed out the admission plans of the institution. “We have thrown our gates open to ISC and CBSE students who can seek admission in our undergraduate courses. They will have to score 90%. This is, however, only the application criteria.
The students will have to take tests in particular subjects and appear for an interview. We will test the intellectual capability of students and grant them admissions. However, no quota will exist in undergraduate courses for Indian students. Admissions will open from September 2013. The course fee will be 15,000 pounds a year,” said Hamilton.
Addressing brilliant students from financially weak families, he assured, “A few scholarships are available for undergraduate studies. We are holding talks with several individuals and organizations, including Indian industrial houses, to draw more funds to offer scholarships.”