Vishwakarma institutes, Ireland's technological university join hands to promote academic research

Vishwakarma institutes in Pune collaborated with Technological University of the Shannon for joint degree programmes, student exchange etc.

Vishwakarma institutes in Pune, TUS Mid West sign agreementVishwakarma institutes in Pune, TUS Mid West sign agreement

Vagisha Kaushik | January 17, 2023 | 06:28 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Vishwakarma Institutes in Pune have signed an agreement with the Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest (TUS) in Ireland to provide learning opportunities for students and promote academic research.

As a part of the collaboration, both the institutes will conduct study tours, exchange of students and academic personnel, joint degree and summer school programmes, cooperative R&D activities, design of courses, symposia, and academic programmes. Moreover, the two institutes will collaborate on research activities and exchange of academic or scientific material or publications.

The agreement was signed by Donnacha McNamara, Vice President International, TUS, and Bharat Agarwal, Managing Trustee, Vishwakarma Institutes. It will be applicable to the institutes run by Basilal Ramnath Agarwal Charitable Trust of Pune as well.

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Shedding light on the university’s vision, McNamara said, “Intra-institute partnerships are a key element of TUS’s internationalization objectives. This signing with Vishwakarma Institutes is an exciting launchpad for further collaboration in various arenas including mobility of staff, students, and researchers. We look forward to cooperation and development with the team at Vishwakarma Institutes to further the internationalization objectives for both institutes.”

Commenting on this partnership, Agarwal said, “We have a responsibility to give all kinds of experience and exposure to our students at VIIT. The association with TUS would enable our students to pursue internships and post-graduate programs at TUS which would benefit them.”

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