The Economic Times | By ET Bureau | 6 May, 2016 |
The agreement will help promote academic collaboration between the two institutions and support Bennett University in developing technical excellence in engineering studies.
NEW DELHI: Georgia Tech has entered into an agreement with Bennett University to facilitate collaborative efforts in design and delivery of top-notch, high-end engineering curriculum. The agreement will help promote academic collaboration between the two institutions and support Bennett University in developing technical excellence in engineering studies. As part of the collaboration, Bennett will set up centres of excellence in Embedded Technologies and Cloud Computing, with assistance from visiting Georgia Tech faculty, supported by research engineers.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Yaj Medury, vice chancellor, Bennett University said, “Technical education in India has scaled multi-fold over the last decade with about 10 thousand plus engineering colleges producing one and half million engineering graduates each year. Unfortunately, the quality of education is continuously deteriorating with only 20-25% of these graduates being employable”. He added, “With a focus on innovation and leading-edge technology, our partnership with Georgia Institute of Technology will bring international standards into Indian Engineering curriculum”. For over a decade, Georgia Tech has remained in the top 10 Public Universities in the United States. As of 2015, Georgia Tech’s undergraduate engineering program is ranked 4th and its graduate engineering program is ranked 6th by US News & World Report. The multi-faculty research-led Bennett University will begin operations from July 2016. In the first phase, 4-year BTech & 2-year MBA programs of study will be offered. At full strength, which is likely by 2023, the state-of-the-art campus located in Greater Noida will accommodate more than 10,000 students. – Courtesy