MANGALORE: School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya, reached an important milestone when it signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Concordia University in New York, USA, for American undergraduate degrees.
A press release issued by college principal Sophia N Fernandes and co-ordinator of international programmes Prof Joselyn T Lobo states that under the ‘transfer model’ agreement the students of Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) can opt to pursue the final semester of their degrees in the United States after completing two years in the college.
Under the ‘twining programme’ students can complete their degree programme in Roshni Nilaya and study for two semesters in New York to obtain dual degrees. Scholarships are also awarded for meritorious students, stated the release.
The Centre for International Partnerships at Roshni Nilaya facilities field placements for international students mainly from Norway, Australia and Belgium.
These tie-ups, by and large, benefit foreign students to learn and experience culture in India.
“The present MoU with Concordia University is a great opportunity for social work and arts students in Roshni Nilaya,” Joselyn Lobo stated in the press release.
The MoU was signed by Concordia University President Viji George and Fernandes.
Programme Director Philomena D’Souza, Registrar L N Bhat and other lecturers were also present, added the press release.