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Siddhartha Group signs pact with foreign varsity

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Siddhartha Group chairman K. Ashok Raju with Ahmed Abdelal, Provost, University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Siddhartha Group chairman K. Ashok Raju with Ahmed Abdelal, Provost, University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Siddhartha Institute of Engineering and Technology (SIETK) and Siddhartha Institute of Science and Technology (SISTK), Puttur, have recently signed a memorandum of onderstanding (MoU) with University of Massachusetts Lowell to extend mutual cooperation in engineering education and research.

According to Siddhartha Group chairman K. Ashok Raju, the MoU includes the convenience to conduct joint articulations in degree programs such as the 2+2, 3+2 and 4+1 twinning programs. With this facility in place, students pursuing a four-year B.Tech course can divide the education, 2 years each, in India as well as US. The same is applicable to the remaining courses in the curriculum. Exchange of faculty and graduate students is also made possible in academic activities like joint projects, research and publications. This would help in gaining exposure on the education followed by the university. Apart from this, special short term programs and visits can be arranged to conduct joint conferences and workshops.

Faculty development programme

A two-day faculty development programme on ‘Mobile Applications Development’ in collaboration with Symphony Teleca Ltd. (Bangalore) was conducted at the SV College of Engineering (SVCE) and SV Engineering College for Women (SVEW), Tirupati last week. The programme was organised with the intention of upgrading the technical expertise and competency of the faculty in the field of mobile application development on platforms like android and iOS.

Research and Mobile Apps Development (RMD), an exclusive lab equipped with latest android tablets and high configuration PCs was inaugurated by SV Colleges chairman A. Gangi Reddy. Vice-Chairman Prakash Ambavaram and Principal N. Sudhakar Reddy were present.

Campus recruitment

Eleven B.Tech and MCA students of Madanapalle Institute of Technology and Science (MITS), Madanapalle were selected in the campus recruitment conducted by Aricent Technologies Ltd (Bangalore) last week. Three rounds of interview written test, group discussion and technical interview, was held.

sMITS Principal K. Sreenivasa Reddycongratulated the achievers.

Gurram Jashua remembered

Telugu poet Gurram Jashua was reminisced at a function organised by the Telugu Department of P.V.K.N. Government Degree College in Chittoor last week. B. Sreeramulu, Telugu lecturer, mentioned biographical details from the life of Jashua and said that inter-caste marriage of Jashua’s parents and their conversion into Christianity had shown a remarkable effect on the poet’s life.

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