Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) has signed an agreement with the University of Birmingham (UoB) for Dual Masters. Lt Gen MD Venkatesh, Vice-Chancellor of MAHE, and Adam Tickell, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of UoB, officially exchanged a dual masters agreement in computer science engineering at MAHE Bengaluru campus.
This allows students from the Manipal School of Information Sciences, a constituent unit of MAHE-Manipal, for an integrated master’s engagement in the School of Computer Science at UoB. Students will complete a year at MAHE and enroll at UoB for their second year with degrees awarded by both universities upon completion of the programme.
Lt Gen Venkatesh said this collaboration has been mutually beneficial, and it has brought the best of academics at the forefront for students seeking global exposure. This will scale new heights of excellence enshrining the knowledge triangle of education, research, and innovation, he said.
A student exchange agreement was also signed allowing exchange across any given discipline with a cap of two students per academic year. The signing was followed by discussions around strengthening the existing collaboration and mutually understanding the priorities at both ends to meet the student and faculty needs and expand the collaboration on strategic terms.
Tickell; Mark Lee, Professor of AI; Clive Roberts, Head of School of Engineering; Alisa Chambers, Director Birmingham Global; Martin Toms from Sports, Exercise and Rehabilitation; and Dipankar Chakraborty, Regional Director for South Asia of UoB; were part of UoB delegation.
Lt Gen Venkatesh; Karunakar Kotegar, Director International Collaborations, MAHE; Pragna Rao, Pro Vice Chancellor, Bengaluru campus; and Raghavendra Prabhu, Deputy Registrar (Administration), Bengaluru campus; were part of MAHE delegation.