Staff Reporter

COIMBATORE: Bharathiar University Vice-Chancellor G. Thiruvasagam will lead a team of representatives from seven affiliated colleges to Huaihua University, China, on March 16. The delegation, besides the Vice-Chancellor, will consist of either the secretary or principal of the seven colleges.

Higher education

The trip is in pursuance of the memorandum of agreement signed between both the universities to facilitate Chinese students to pursue higher education at Bharathiar University, Mr. Thiruvasagam told a press conference, here recently.

Admitted

As an outcome of the MoA, 12 Chinese students have already been admitted to the university in the English Department.

Three were pursuing post-graduation, while the rest have been enrolled for the undergraduate programme. The university had decided, as a special case, to offer degree courses in English and Computer Science to at least 100 Chinese students.

The Vice-Chancellor had then mentioned that after a final memorandum of understanding was signed on his visit to China there would be more students for the forthcoming batches.

Infrastructure

“Initially it was planned to teach the students in the university. But, now it has been decided to give the colleges a few students, since the number will be large.

The colleges that will agree to admit them will have to have special infrastructure to cater to their needs,” Mr. Thiruvasagam said.

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