In a significant initiative to tap mutually beneficial opportunities for collaborative research and building capacities of human resource, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Prof. V.K. Jain, Vice Chancellor, Tezpur University (TU) and Prof. Ian Greer, President and Vice-Chancellor, Queens University Belfast (QUB) in the presence of key functionaries from both the universities on 02.05.2019.
The MoU has a number of provisions for the benefit of students and faculty members of both the universities.
As per the agreement, sponsored scholars will be nominated by Tezpur University for admission to a Collaborative Research Degree Programme (CRDP) at Queens University. A CRDP is a formal arrangement of joint supervision, at PhD level, by an academic each from both universities. The maximum period of stay at Queen’s University will be two semesters for the scholars under the schools of Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS) and Management Sciences (MS), and six semesters for scholars of schools of Sciences and Engineering.
The scholars who are registered for a PhD programme at TU, will be able to undertake a research internship at Queen’s University. The maximum period of stay at Queens University shall be two months for HSS and MS scholars and two semesters for Science and Engineering scholars.
High achieving scholars from TU who have commenced their studies in certain programmes (M.Tech, M.Sc, MA, MBA and BTech) will be able to undertake project work or a research internship at Queens University with joint supervision.
There will be exchange of visits by TU and QUB staff for collaborative research, teaching and discussions. In addition, undergraduate students will be able to go for summer school study experience of three to four weeks at Queens’s University. Scholars registered at Queen’s University may also be nominated to carry out part of their studies/ research at TU.
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