By Office of Public Affairs
3 August 2022- A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) were signed between the Asian Institute of Technology and GLA University, Mathura, India.
The agreements aim to enable cooperation between AIT and GLA by developing collaboration in the International Unified Bachelor’s-Master’s Degree Program, capacity building, short-term student camps, training, and faculty development activities. The unified program will concentrate on emerging issues to attract motivated students. It will train future researchers and professionals for quality research in the dedicated field.
Pointing out that the MoU and MoA lay out the future collaboration and cooperation between AIT and GLA, AIT President Dr. Eden Woon expressed hope that the alliance will be beneficial for students, faculty, and staff.
AIT offers different courses, including flexible study options through three schools; School of Engineering and Technology (SET), School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD), and School of Management (SOM). “We not only welcome students who want to pursue masters and Ph.D. but also faculties and staff from GLA who are willing to study further. Our schools have various program and course options that can aid individuals to continue with their careers and study simultaneously.” Dr. Woon added in his remarks.
The two institutes further discussed exchange opportunities for students, researchers, and teaching staff and the development of joint degree programs.
Prof. Dilip Kumar Sharma, Dean of International Relations and Academic Collaborations, GLA, expressed pleasure with the collaboration. “This collaboration will be highly advantageous for the students and staff and will not be limited to academic programs. We hope we can work on additional activities such as research and conferences as well,” he added.
Participants in this MoU ceremony from AIT included AIT President Dr. Eden Woon; Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) Prof. Shobhakar Dhakal; Dean of School of Engineering and Technology (SET) Prof. Dieter Trau; Director of Office of International Affairs (OIA) Mr. Shawn P. Kelly; AIT Director of Special Degree Program Prof. Nitin Tripathi; Deputy Director of Office of Public Affairs (OPA) Mr. Sanjeet Amatya and Coordinator of OIA Dr. Sumana Shrestha. Representatives of GLA University included Dean of International Relations Prof. Dilip Kumar Sharma, and Department Head, Business Management Dr. Avnish Sharma.