Gujarat Technological University unite with Chinese UniversitiesSeptember 20, 2014
The Gujarat Technological University (GTU) has join hands with two Chinese universities by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU). This will accelerate academic cooperation and student/faculty exchange between the universities.
The two Chinese Universities, Zhenjiang and Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan have agreed to conduct exchange programs for students and educational partnerships.
The Gujarat Technological University is a statewide institution affiliating many esteemed engineering, pharmacy, and management colleges and varsities across the western Indian Districts of Gujarat. To ensure more efficient, and systematic imparting of technical education the memorandum was inked on Wednesday.
GTU registrar G P Vadodariya, according to newspaper reports said that the MoU has been signed to design an eight-week summer internship programme between the universities where the students and faculty exchange can take place and joint research can be carried out. "We are also establishing a Chinese language centre at the GTU to assist students", he further added.
GTU officials further explained that they are in talks for dual degree arrangement for which they will have to streamline the courses and specialization.
The university had earlier entered into a MoU by joining hands with Sias International University at Xinzheng on November 28, 2013.
As per official sources, four universities of Gujarat including GU, will sign MoUs with various Chinese universities for summer internships, research among other fields of academics in January 2015, during the Vibrant Gujarat summit.
The vice-chancellor of GU, M N Patel was called for a meeting at the time of signing of the memorandum where he was asked by the state government to look into fields of academics which can be subjects for MoUs during the Vibrant Gujarat summit, said sources.