DAINIK NATION BUREAU
A high powered delegation of educationists from France led by Dr Jean Pierre Trotignon, former Ambassador of France to United Kingdom and currently the Executive Director of “N plus I ” arrived in Bidholi campus of UPES today. “N plus I” is a semi-government organization in France which co-ordinates and facilitates all foreign Engineering students pursuing their post- graduation and above studies in French Institutions.
Addressing the gathering Dr Trotignon shared the objectives of “N+I” and its association with over 50 French Universities offering technical courses including in detail the various programs which could add value to Indian students at the post graduate and above levels. UPES has always believed that higher education should not have international boundaries. Over the years UPES has endeavored towards providing opportunities and access to its students in several foreign Universities and has MOU’s with many Institutions in various countries through which not only have UPES students found avenues of higher Education but have also secured opportunities of internships and openings to work on short term projects in foreign geographies.
France is one such country where UPES enjoys progressive academic relationships and has MOU’s with more than 10 Universities. He also appreciated the role of UPES in promoting International Education. The above team was accompanied by representatives from 08 French Universities, who shared detailed information of the various courses offered by their respective Institutions in the field of Engineering along with other fields including Agriculture, Biotechnologies, Sustainable Development, Nano technology Environment and Basic Sciences. They also shared in detail the course fees structures and the scholarships available. Tomorrow the team would be also interacting with students from other Universities of Uttarakhand in UPES campus.
Dr Shrihari, VC of UPES informed the gathering that going forward the University is now focused on Internationalization through student exchange and faculty exchange. Dr Ugur Guven, Vice President of International Affairs and the architect behind the Internationalization endeavors of UPES shared details of the overseas achievements of UPES students while also informing that as compared to the previous year where 25 students from various French Universities did their summer Internship with UPES, this year he has already received more than one hundred applications.