University of Delhi, popularly known as Delhi University (DU), is all set to start a new educational endeavor with University of Edinburgh by sharing lectures.

Last Updated: 2013-02-25T12:42:36+05:30

Delhi University (DU) to Share Lectures with University of Edinburgh

New Delhi: University of Delhi is all set to start a new educational endeavor with University of Edinburgh, located in Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland. If all goes well, the University will soon be sharing lectures with the esteemed foreign University. It’s a known fact that, DU is making a transition from the conventional three-year degree course to four-year degree structure, from the ensuing academic session 2013-14. Because of this, the two Universities will now have an extensive range of subjects to share resources on.
As per sources, at the beginning of proposed initiative, the two varsities will share lectures in few subjects including mathematics, robotics and computer science. Explaining more about this new venture, Steve Hillier, Vice-Principal International, University of Edinburgh, said that this lecture sharing series will serve as a great opportunity, for both University to learn from each other. Moreover, the innovative approach behind this alliance is that that, students in Delhi and Edinburgh linked in realtime, trade ideas and learn concepts in the framework of two individual atmospheres, he explained.
Apart from the DU initiative, Edinburgh is engaged with the Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (InStem), Bangalore. As a part of their alliance, both institutes have jointly established a new Centre for Brain Development and Repair, where disabilities that occur from alterations in brain development are studied. According to sources, India's department of biotechnology shall provide its support this academic joint venture. The project will be taken forward by visiting professors from Edinburgh as well as Indian scientists, who will be working in tandem with each other at Bangalore and Edinburgh.
The proposed centre will begin its initial session with research on autism spectrum disorders. However, it will further expand its activities and start working on degenerative brain disorders such as dementia, which is a rising threat to public health, in India.
- By Madiha Wasi
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