Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) is all set to host 30 students from Lao People’s Democratic Republic as part of a bilateral cooperation programme on Information and Communication Technology between the two countries.

The students of Lao PDR will pursue a three-year course titled “Master of Computer Applications in Software Systems” at the University School of Information Technology at GGSIPU. The classes will begin from next Monday.

Thirty candidates including 23 boys and seven girls were selected on the basis of a written test and interview conducted by the University in Lao PDR. Ten of them have worked with the Ministry of Information Technology in their home country.

All the expenses of these students, including tuition fees, courseware, boarding, lodging, living expenses and travelling, will be borne by the Indian Government.

An orientation programme for the visiting students was organised by the University on its campus on Monday.