Ashwath discusses with Athens University for launching Associated Degree Courses in SJP

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Bengaluru, Aug 17: Higher Education Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan held discussion with US-based prestigious Athens University President for introduction of Associated Degree Courses in the State’s leading Sri Jayachamarajendra Government Polytechnic (SJP).

The minister and Athens University President Philip K Way were present when a MoU was signed was present in the meeting.

Speaking on the occasion in his office at the Vikasa Soudha, Dr Narayan said Associate Degrees will be started in Cyber Security English training and skill development courses as per the MoU.

To achieve this, an MOU with Dallas community college of Athens University will also be signed, he said.

If it takes the final shape, opportunity will be provided to the students of Dallas community college of Athens State University to come to SJP and pursue their studies, he said.

The Athens University has already entered into MOUs with Kuvempu University and Sri Krishnadevaraya University in the State.

Under the Cyber Security programme already 24 students of SJP are being trained. They are studying eight courses of America through online. These students will go to the Athens University to study final year of their course in 2023-24, the Minister explained.

The Athens University is also very eager to teach quality English to the students of Karnataka. It has also expressed interest to set up a Training Centre at DCTE, he explained.

The Athens University will also provide a 4-year Nursing Degree Education in association with the State Skill Development Corporation.

The Athens University delegation which arrived in Bengaluru on Tuesday and will stay in the State for 10 days. The delegation will visit SJP on Thursday to discuss about twinning degrees.
The members of the delegation will discuss with the Vice Chancellor of Sri Krishnadevaraya University on August 22.

The delegation will convene a meeting with Prof B.Thimme Gowda, Deputy Chairman of State Higher Education Council on August 23, Dr Narayan informed.

Meanwhile the members of the delegation will visit the historical place Hampi on August 21.

P Pradeep, Commissioner, Appaji Gowda, Director, Ashok B.Revanakar, Additional Director, Ravichandran, Joint Director, Srikanth and Arun Sitaraman, Advisors (DCTE) were present on behalf of the State Government.




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