The students of IIT Madras and the University of Birmingham will now get a single degree certificate from both these institutions. The Indian Institute of Technology Madras and the University of Birmingham UK will soon launch joint masters programme.
This agreement resulted from Professor Adam Tickell’s visit to Chennai. He is the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Birmingham. A Statement of Intent has been signed between the two institutions sealing the deal. A statement in the release carrying the news of this agreement said that this is the first education partnership between any IIT and a UK Russell Group University to take place at the masters level.
The new joint masters programme of data science, energy systems, and biomedical engineering will come into action next year before developing further programmes in subsequent years.
These joint masters programmes will be delivered at both campuses, i.e in UK and Chennai. Further, the degree certificate will enjoy mutual recognition of academic credits offered by each university.
In addition to this, the two educational institutions are also set to establish a joint research fund to support academics and researchers with the purpose to encourage potential research partnerships in data science, energy systems, and biomedical engineering.
This joint masters programme between the two institutes would offer students the opportunity to pursue a ‘world-class’ education and graduate from leading institutions in the two countries, said Adam Tickell.