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JNTUH Rector visits AIT, discusses Unified International Bachelor-Master program

Rector of the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University - Hyderabad (JNTUH), India, Prof. T. Kishan Kumar Reddy, visited the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) on 2 February 2016 to discuss the Unified Bachelor-Master program currently offered by the two institutes. Leading a delegation of four JNTUH officials and two representatives of the Social Awareness, Health and Education (SHE) Foundation, Prof. Reddy also inquired about other collaborative programs offered by the Institute.

JNTUH Rector visits AIT, discusses Unified International Bachelor-Master program

Prof. Sivanappan Kumar (left) with the JNTUH delegation.


Welcomed at AIT, Prof. Reddy appreciated the wide-range of academic and research programs at AIT. On his maiden visit to AIT, the JNTUH Rector interacted with coordinators of various programs and discussed details of the Unified program.

Prof. Nitin Kumar Tripathi, Director, Special Degrees Program, AIT,  elaborated on how the Unified program offers a better professional career path for students. “It is a fast-track program which allows students to complete both their Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in five years, instead of six years,” he said. The condensed duration of the program implies that the cost of the program is also lesser, he added. He stated that so far 89 students from JNTU Hyderabad and Kakinada have arrived at AIT under the Unified Program. .

AIT had signed agreements with Chiang Mai University, Thailand; JNTU (Kakinada and Hyderabad), and Assam Don Bosco University, India to offer the Unified program. In January 2016, the College of Agriculture, Maharashtra, India, also signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to offer this program.

The delegation included Prof. T. Kishan Kumar Reddy, Rector; Dr. N Yadaiah, Registrar; Dr. A Goverdhan, Principal; Dr. C Reddy, Professor; and Dr. B. Divya Sunitha Raj and Dr. BVK Raj of the SHE Foundation.

Representing AIT in the deliberations were Prof. Rajendra Shrestha, Dean, School of Environment, Resources and Development; Dr. Matthew Dailey, Dr. Shinichi Nakamura, Dr. Sarawut Ninsawat, and Ms. Tripti Rajbhandari from School of Engineering and Technology (SET); Dr. Shobhakar Dhakal and Dr. Oleg Shipin from SERD; and Dr. Tenzin Rabgyal, Coordinator, Admissions and Scholarships Office. Later the delegation met with AIT’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, Prof. Sivanappan Kumar.

More details are available at this link: http://www.unified.ait.ac.th/index.html