Manipal: 13 universities for ICAS 2017 batch orientationBy Alexander Chandy
Udupi Today Media Network
Manipal, 08 August 2017: With representatives from 13 international partner universities present, the 24th batch of International Transfer Program (Bachelor Degree Program in Engineering) at International Centre for Applied Sciences (ICAS), Manipal University, was formally inaugurated in the Chaitya Hall of Hotel Fortune Inn Valley View, Manipal on Monday. The students and parents have the opportunity to interact with officials of the overseas universities after the formal induction, tomorrow as well.
A good number of universities have had long associations with Manipal University. Those present today were: Andrews University, USA; Australian National University, Australia; Deakin University, Australia; ESIGELEC, France; Lancaster University, UK; Leicester University, UK; Colorado State University, USA; Queen Mary University of London, UK; University of Queensland, Australia; RMIT University, Australia; Strathclyde University, UK; University of Nottingham, UK; University of New South Wales, Australia.
Dr Radhakrishna S Aithal, Director ICAS in his introductory address said, “STEM Education, an interdisciplinary and applied approach, integrating science, technology, engineering and mathematics into a cohesive learning paradigm, based on real-world applications, is the new trend in foreign universities. ICAS facilitates Indian students towards such holistic higher education to be pursued in the universities abroad”.
The uniqueness of the program is that students study two years in ICAS and then move on to any of the premiere foreign universities of their choice to complete their graduation and get their engineering degrees from that university. The program started in 1994 and has seen over 1600 students graduating so far. More than 100 leading, globally recognized overseas universities are accepting ICAS credits for continuation of full time Engineering studies.
Guest of Honor, Dr. Adrian Briggs, Reader & Education Lead, Division of Engineering Science, Queen Mary University of London in his address emphasized the significance of Engineering in acquiring problem solving skills, life-long learning skills and in combating major burning problems faced by the world today.
Chief Guest of the function, Dr Gopalakrishna Prabhu, Pro Vice-chancellor (Technology & Management), Manipal University spoke about students being successful in the college atmosphere and their journey to international universities after they have completed two years in ICAS. He talked about advantages of Manipal Education, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural opportunities to prosper at Manipal. Dr Ganesha A, Associate Director ICAS gave the vote of thanks.
Two distinguished alumni of ICAS, Parth Hiren Mehta and Pooja Chandrashekar Shetty, shared their experiences with the fresh batch students and motivated them. There were presentations by the officials/delegates from partner universities on their collaborative academic programs and prospects of credit transfer.
Two distinguished alumni of ICAS, Parth Hiren Mehta & Pooja Chandrashekar Shetty, shared their experiences with the fresh batch students and motivated them. There were presentations by the officials/delegates from partner universities on their collaborative academic programs and prospects of credit transfer.
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