Published On: Wed, Feb 8th, 2012

Bill Rammell: Higher Education to help India shape world future

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Bill Rammell
Bill Rammell, Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Plymouth

Bill Rammell, deputy vice chancellor, University of Plymouth, UK, has said  India will play an important role in shaping the 21st century and  good higher education in the country will help in that process. Bill was previously a Minister of State for the Armed Forces for UK.

Ramell was in India to sign an MoU with Kaziranga University (KU) for a resource exchange program in terms of learning, education and faculty, which will pave the way for Indian students’ placement on an international platform. The MoU will help NE students to take advantage of various programmes in UK universities, creating new opportunities in the development of research collaborations, student and faculty exchange programmes. Ramell was accompanied by Peter Ingram, head of international office, University of Plymouth,

Speaking on the tie up Ramell said, “Plymouth, with its 150-year-old history, is pleased to tie up with KU to help tap the potential and talent from this region. UK is open to business in terms of higher education which can lead to tremendous economic growth. It is through this partnership that we can meet the challenges and demands emanating from this century. ”

Vilas M Salokhe, vice chancellor, KU, said, “India has the third largest educational institutions in the world after USA and China. With the demand of imparting quality higher education increasing with each passing day, the need to have a quality university became imperative. Since there are only 1050 engineering seats available in eight engineering colleges of the state, KU will try to address the problem by offering job-oriented curriculum, quality faculties, promoting internationalism, quality learning, focusing on Industry Ready Professionals (IPR). The university will provide world class infrastructure to students, along with state-of-the art technology. KU will strive for both individual and social gains.”

The KU, through this understanding with University of Plymouth, will seek expertise in robotics, engineering, computing and environmental sciences. The two educational institutions will also work together on education and society, education and learning science and education and learning tools. The KU will roll out its first batch in engineering and management from July this year.