TIMES NEWS NETWORK
The International Centre of the Savitribai Phule Pune University has signed agreements with various colleges in the European Union and Israel to help students receive funding for exchange programmes.
The Erasmus Plus programme provides Indian students with opportunities to study in universities across the European Union.Joint degrees, exchange programs for the faculty and students are covered by the scheme.
Under the capacity building scheme of the Erasmus Plus, SPPU has collaborated with other foreign universities for the `Social Innovation for Local Indian and Israel Communities and Graduate Entrepreneur (SILICE)' project.
Graduate students from India and Israel can apply for the project. Students of SPPU will also be able to apply for social science courses if selected. Their study will be completely funded by the Erasmus Plus scheme.
“SPPU's International Centre and the University of Göttingen in Germany have entered into an agreement that will allow Indian students to complete one semester in Euro culture at the latter university . Till now only foreign students visited India. While the tuition fee for studying overseas will be waived off, Indian students would still require funds for other purposes during their stay in Germany . We are trying to get that from Erasmus Plus,“ the vice-chancellor of SPPU, N R Karmalkar, said. “SPPU is now a partner in Pan Institution Network for Global Health and we will try to get funding for our students to carry out research on various topics. The International Centre has also signed MoUs with Santiago de Compostela in Spain, University of Galati in Romania, Cyprus University to provide opportunities to students and faculty,“ the director of the International Centre of the SPPU, Vijay Khare, said.