IIT-Madras, Birmingham Univ to launch joint PG progs

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Chennai, Nov 23 : IIT-Madras and the University of Birmingham,

U.K., will be launching Joint Masters’ programmes from next year.

Under the programme, the students will study both in Birmingham

and Chennai before receiving a single degree awarded by both the


It is proposed to launch the first joint PG programme next year before

developing further study programmes in subsequent years.

The partnership agreement was signed during the visit of Professor

Adam Tickell, Vice-Chancellor & Principal of University of Birmingham

to IIT-Madras.

Both the institutions have also agreed to establish a joint research

fund to support academics and researchers as they explore potential

research partnerships in data science, energy systems and biomedical

engineering and a collaborative statement of intent was signed between

IIT-Madras Director Prof V.Kamakoti and Adam Tickell.

Speaking on the occasion, Adam Tickell said “the University of Birmingham

is a global ‘civic’ university and committed to forging meaningful education

and research partnerships in India.”

“These innovative joint PG programmes between IIT Madras and University

of Birmingham will offer students the opportunity to pursue world class

education at globally leading institutions in two countries, and to have their

educational achievements recognised by both”, he said.

The joint programmes will be delivered at the campuses of both institutions

and mutual recognition of academic credits issued by each university will

lead to the award of a single degree certificate.

This is the first such education partnership at Masters’ level between any

IIT and a UK Russell Group University.

Students would benefit from academic flexibility to learn and work in current

areas that would define the future of global engineering and technology, a

release from IIT-Madras said today.


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