Students of IIT-Kgp will Now be able to study abroad, as a ‘Semester Away Programme’ (SAP) has been introduced by the varsity. The arrangement for the the course fee, however, will have to be done by the students themselves.
Students of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT-Kgp) will now be able to study abroad, as a ‘Semester Away Programme’ (SAP) has been introduced by the varsity. After the completion of this programme, students will be able to opt for a semester or two at any foreign or Indian university before they complete their course.
CGPA of 7 or more required:
As per an IE Report, third year BTech students and second year MTech students with a CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) of seven or above will be able to apply for the SAP. They also have to ensure that they have no academic backlog and no pending disciplinary action.
Students to make a choice:
P K Das, dean of IIT-Kharagpur’s post-graduate programme said, “A student will be able to choose an institution in India or abroad and a course offered by them. They will choose the course, take the approval of the faculty and apply. The university does not necessarily have to be one we have an MoU (memorandum of understanding) with. If chosen, the students will be able to go there for one or a maximum of two semesters,” he added.
“Studying in the top universities across the globe will add to their CV. The national/international exposure to the top institutes will make them more employable,” added professor Das.
The arrangement for the the course fee, however, will have to be done by the students themselves. “If we have an MoU with the host university, or if the student bags a scholarship, then their tuition fee and hostel charges could be waived to some extent.
Otherwise, the students will have to make arrangements for themselves. Later on, we will try to arrange for alumni endowment for this purpose,” said Sriman K Bhattacharyya, deputy director of IIT-Kgp.