VISAKHAPATNAM: A team from Blekinge Institute of Technology (BIT), Sweden, visited Andhra University and discussed the five-year integrated programme with vice-chancellor GSN Raju and other officials.
The university and BIT have started the five-year integrated programme in Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science Engineering this year. The students will study for three and a half years in Andhra University and one and a half years in BIT. After successful completion, the students will be awarded B.Tech and M.Tech from Andhra University and MS degree from BIT. The V-C, registrar K Rammohana Rao, International Affairs director EN Dhananjaya Rao and other officials participated in the discussions with project leader, Innovation Department, Kennet Henningsson and project director, Indian Affairs, Gurudutt Velpula. BIT has been having academic co-operation with Andhra University since 2006.
The AU and the BIT decided to complement their co-operation by involving faculty mobility programme and technical and professional skill enhancement programme.
Faculty Mobility Programme
The BIT and the AU decided to make a joint application for seeking grants from Linneaus Palme Project of Swedish Council of Higher Education for faculty mobility between the two universities.