GUWAHATI, (C.M. Paul) – The Assam Don Bosco University has signed an MoU with the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, USA, last month for a six point exchange programme. In compliance with the same, the first batch of four students will spend their Fall and Spring Semesters in the USA.
“Needless to say, the students selected for this Programme will be the pioneering brand ambassadors of Don Bosco University abroad. As such, the University will have to be choosy in its selection of candidates,” said the vice-chancellor Dr Stephen Mavely announcing the programme.
Students of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Science Departments of Don Bosco College Azara currently in their 4th Semester at Don Bosco University are eligible to apply before 24th April 2012.
Selected students will spend their 5th and 6th Semesters atUniversity ofArkansas in their Electrical (Engineering Technology – Electrical), Electronics (Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology, or Engineering Technology – Electrical) Department. Students fromArkansas will come on exchange to Guwahati next year.
Explaining the exchange procedure, the vice chancellor said, “DonBoscoUniversitywill accept the credits earned at University of Arkansas during the two semesters of study at Arkansas. Don Bosco University will issue mark sheets for these two exchange semesters based on the performance at the University of Arkansas.”
He added, “the selected students will pay the normal tuition fees to DonBoscoUniversityfor the 5th and 6th Semesters. They do not have to pay tuition fees to theUniversity ofArkansas for the two semesters of exchange study at Arkansas.”
The total cost for the two semesters including travel, insurance, board and stay is about INR 2.5 (two and a half) lakhs only.
The University has also signed MOUs withDeSalesUniversity(Pennsylvania) and University of Chester (UK) for similar staff and student exchange programmes. Other collaborations with universities in Germany, Switzerland and Thailand are in the final stages of taking off.