Delhi University and University of Glasgow have decided to strengthen their academic links by signing a MoU. Both universities are members of Universitas 21 (U21), the leading global network of world-class, research-intensive universities for the 21st century. The U21 AGM, Presidential Symposium and Student Summit were hosted by the University of Glasgow over the course of last week, allowing the formal signing of the agreement to take place.
Professor Dinesh Singh, Vice-Chancellor of DU, signed a Memorandum of Understanding last week with Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow.
As per the MoU the first venture will start in autumn this year when Glasgow will use video-link technology to teach aspects of English literature to students in Delhi. At the same time students of Glasgow will receive lectures in post-colonial literature from Delhi.
“There are certain areas for which the English department at the University of Delhi does not have a lecturer, such as Mediaeval and Renaissance literature, and these are great strengths in our School of Critical Studies,” said Professor Leask.
The project has received a 10,000 pound grant from the British Council Knowledge Exchange Partnership as well as support from the University of Glasgow’s International Partnership Development Fund.
Plans are well advanced to provide video-linked seminars for senior undergraduate students and/or Masters Students at Delhi with a view to eventually having students at both institutions taught simultaneously. Professor Leask said, “It is an exciting prospect to have students from two continents exchanging ideas on literature from Chaucer to Shakespeare.”
The information in this article is based on a press release provided by Delhi University.