Possibilities of conducting joint degree courses and research as well as exchange of teachers and students between Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) and universities of Netherlands were explored today.
JMI Vice Chancellor, Prof Talat Ahmad discussed the avenues of collaborations with senior officials of Netherlands Embassy in New Delhi and heads of educational institutions in that country during a presentation on ‘Study, Research & Fellowship Opportunities in Netherlands’ organised by Indo-Arab Cultural Centre, JMI.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Ahmad said normally students from India go for higher studies in universities in England, America and Australia. Very few go to Netherlands where there were vast opportunities for higher education.
Netherland officials assured the Vice Chancellor that they would favourably look into the possibility of conducting joint-courses and research works between the universities of their country and JMI.
Prof Ahmad also suggested of signing of MoUs with various Netherlands universities and JMI to conduct joint research works which can be funded by both sides.
Dr. Joop de Vit of the Hague-based International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University explained in details about the courses and the scholarships available in the university.
Prof Mehtab Alam, Dean, Faculty of Engineering & Technology, Prof Sushant G. Ghosh, Hony. Director, Multidisciplinary Centre for Advance Research and Studies (MCARC) and other senior faculty members and students of JMI were present during the presentation.