Special Correspondent

More students likely to secure admission

  • MoUs signed with foreign institutes yielding results: V-C
  • Two international PG programmes to be launched soon

    VISAKHAPATNAM: Twenty engineering students of Andhra University would be joining post-graduate programme at the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden and one of them, K. Pradeep Kumar, has already secured admission for the course starting in March.

    This was stated by Vice-Chancellor L. Venugopal Reddy at a press conference here on Monday. The benefit to AU students was due to MoU signed between the two institutions in August 2006 and 50 students were likely to join directly or in the joint masters programme at the BIT, considered a top institute in software engineering and electrical engineering, during the 2007-08 academic year. Candidates with B.Tech or B.E. or M.Sc. (with physics, statistics or electronics and instrumentation) degree or doing final year of these courses are eligible for admission in the BIT.

    Tuition fee would not be charged from the students but they have to pay for accommodation and food.

    Prof. Reddy said that the MoUs signed with several foreign and Indian institutions started showing results. Recently, an MBA student Ahmed Nawaz joined the Alcan State University and also received assitanceship.

    Mr. Pradeep Kumar said he was extremely happy to get admission in BIT under the MoU. Prof. Reddy also said that two international PG programmes in association with BIT in software engineering and electrical engineering (communications) would be launched soon, which would also facilitate Swedish students to come here as guest students to pursue their education. The two international students hostels would be ready by April-end, he said.

    Faculty exchange

    Principal of AU College of Engineering Allam Appa Rao said AU was keen on going ahead with the faculty exchange programme.

    Dean (academic affairs) and Registrar in-charge S. Sarveswara Rao, professor of electronics and communication engineering G.S.N. Raju and Principal in-charge of AU College of Science and Technology P. Rajendra Prasad were present.

    Advisor-international affairs of AU M. Jagannadha Rao said that interested students can contact his office or Mr. Gurudutt Kumar can be contacted through email: mjrao_isa@yahoo.com or gve@bth.se for other details. Deadline for AU students is March 15.

    Students are exempted from TOEFL or IELTS provided they have undergone education in English medium from Intermediate stage. GRE grade is also not required.

    Initially students have to apply online through the website www.bth.se/apply which generated a unique ID number.

    Website http://www.bth.se/tek/masterseng.nsf/ gives other details.