The Assam Agriculture University (AAU) tied up with a US-based university to collaborate in training of faculty, research scholars and students. The universities, which will sign an MoU soon, have also decided to introduce a dual degree programme and a two-year diploma course for the students of both the countries.
Addressing media persons here, AAU vice-chancellor Kamal Malla Bujar Boruah said, “We have tied up with US-based Cornell University for collaborative efforts in the education sector including training of faculty, research scholars and students, which will be done jointly from now on. We have already come to the final decision on the said issues and an MoU between the two universities will be signed soon.”
He added it was the first time in the history of AAU as well as eastern India that any university has tied up with a US-based university in the education sector.
“The director of the international agriculture and rural development department of Cornell University, Dr Coffman, visited AAU yesterday and we arrived at an understanding. He assured us that the US varsity’s experts will provide free training and other facilities to our faculty and students,” the VC said, adding the AAU has also decided to tie up with other universities of the US in some selected sectors to promote our education globally.
Beside Cornell, AAU has also decided to tie up with some other US-based varsities in some selected sectors from next year as they have better expertise in many sectors. (The Times of India)