Chandigarh, June 30: In a bid to bolster its position as the leading centre for higher education, Punjab-based Thapar University has signed an agreement with Trinity College Dublin to impart global standard education at its campus.
The President of Trinity College Dublin, Patrick Prendergast and President of the Thapar University Gautam Thapar signed the institutional collaboration agreement here on Monday.
Through a statement, Gautam Thapar, President, Thapar University said: “We are pleased to have Trinity College Dublin’s support as we fulfil our mission of offering global standards in our deliverables at Thapar University and uphold the internationalisation of higher education in the country.”
Gautam Thapar said: “This partnership will help address and bolster Thapar University’s position as a leading centre for higher education in India and in the region.”
Under this tie-up, Thapar University will align its engineering curriculum with the Dublin-based college.
The statement said that eligible students who have completed 2 years of undergraduate Engineering programs at Thapar University may progress into Year 3 of undergraduate degree programmes in Civil, Mechanical, Biomedical, Electronic, and Computer, and Electronics & Computer Engineering at Trinity College.
On successful completion of Years 3 and 4 of the Trinity programme and its assessment, students will receive a Trinity College Dublin award. On completion of the degree, qualified students can apply to pursue a Masters qualification at Trinity by completing one additional year at Trinity.
Thapar University and Trinity College Dublin are also looking at collaboration in other areas of academia and research.
(With Agency Inputs)