SRM University Signs Pact with MIT

When two renowned institutes unite, it is time for a breakthrough for students…a learning experience which will now combine the expertise of brains from two different institutes of repute.

Walking the talk, the belief—the SRM University has signed an agreement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The handshake has been done to develop curriculum for its university at Amaravati in Andhra Pradesh.

President of SRM University P. Sathyanarayanan said, “The university is embracing a new method of learning. We will emphasise on practical and application-oriented learning via projects and lab courses rather than monologues that are the typical feature of our classrooms.” A brilliant move that is, isn’t it, since sience has time and again proven the fact many a times that a student grasps practical training faster than a theoretical one. And this learning stays with him/her longer than a theoretical one.

The Curriculum

The courses include calculus, electromagnetic theory, classical mechanics and computer programme.

Pro-vice chancellor Narayana Rao said, “Developing research-led universities is fundamental to the country’s progress. Thus, the university’s faculty would participate in design camps to learn techniques and include relevant local content in the courses.”

University statement also added that the courses will incorporate the concepts of hybrid learning by utilising both traditional and technologically-enabled teaching methods.

The Training

 

To effectively impart education through these courses, the faculty of the SRM university will participate in annual design camps to learn techniques to blend MITx free online courses and MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) course material. This is to embed the relevant local content into the courses offered.

 

The university aims to grow from being engineering-centred into an integrated multi-disciplinary institution and make its global connection felt. Thus the SRM-U is now offering a plethora of courses in management, law, medical sciences, pure sciences and liberal arts.

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