|Faculty sought to teach short course in India|
Travel and salary support is available for two UND faculty to teach four to six weeks or a full semester graduate level course at Amrita University, Coimbatore, India.
Under an Indo-U.S. collaborative initiative in higher education, UND and 20 other leading U.S. universities signed a memorandum of understanding with Amrita University and private partners such as Microsoft. Participating U.S. universities will send faculty to teach and explore joint research opportunities in India. With the help of India’s EDUSAT satellite and Amrita University’s satellite-based e-learning studio, these visiting faculty can reach a broad cross section of students at affiliated Indian universities. The initial target is to reach about 50 Indian university campuses, which collectively represent thousands of graduate students.
The initial educational offerings will focus on graduate-level courses in the following general areas: engineering and computer science; information and communication technologies; material science and nano-technology; biotechnology and bio-informatics; and medical sciences. Other areas such as management sciences, earth and space sciences, mathematical and natural sciences, humanities, arts and media studies will be added. UND, in consultation with Amrita University will ascertain what they would like to receive, and will match capabilities and needs.
Amrita University is a multi-campus university (spread over three neighboring states) with schools of engineering, medicine, business, journalism, arts and sciences. The university headquarters is located on a 400-acre hillside of the western mountain ranges, about 20km from the city of Coimbatore. The campus is surrounded by palm trees and green fields, and enjoys very pleasant weather all year round. The city of Coimbatore is well-connected by road, rail, and air, and is in easy reach of many sight-seeing attractions.
For further details on the program and application process, please contact Santhosh Seelan, professor of Space Studies, at 777-2355 or email@example.com.