NEW DELHI, India, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
- First of its kind landmark agreement between two educational institutions to collaborate for B.Tech and MS degree programs in the area of computer science and computer engineering
Established with a vision to bring about innovation in higher education and learning in emerging areas of the knowledge society, the not-for-profit NIIT University (NU) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Missouri - Kansas City's School of Computing and Engineering (SCE), to offer a 5-year program that will allow students to secure B.Tech degrees from NU and Master's of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) from SCE. The MoU was signed by Dr. Rajendra Pandey, President, NIIT University and Mr. Kevin Z. Truman, Vice Provost, UMKC, & Dean, School of Computing & Engineering, University of Missouri - Kansas City.
Under this MoU, NIIT University in collaboration with the University of Missouri-Kansas City's School of Computing and Engineering will offer a unique 5-year program that will give students the opportunity to complete both B.Tech and MSCS, with successful candidates being awarded Bachelors of Technology (B.Tech) by NIIT University (NU) and Master's of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) by UMKC. This is a first of its kind landmark agreement between two educational institutions to collaborate in B.Tech and MS degree programs and research activities through the exchange of degree-seeking students and faculty members in the area of computer science and computer engineering.
Students undertaking the course will be required to complete 3.5 years at NU and 1.5 years at UMKC's School of Computing and Engineering (SCE). Candidates will be admitted to UMKC's SCE graduate program based on IELTS score of 6.5/9.0 or higher, or an IBT score of 79/120. A course grade of 70% or higher in each completed course at NU (3.0/4.0 GPA - USA scale) is also mandatory. Successful candidates should complete all the necessary requirements for the NU B.Tech degree and the UMKC MSCS degree.
Full admission in the SCE MSCS program will be dependent on the student's performance in semester 8 at UMKC. A GPA of 3.0/4.0 in all courses at UMKC is required to be scored by students. UMKC has graded NU B.Tech at par with their undergrad program, hence no GRE will be required from students who have met all the undergraduate and graduate admissions requirements throughout the program.
Speaking on this significant collaboration Dr. Rajendra Pandey, President, NIIT University, said, "NIIT University offers a new model in higher education based on the principals of innovation and learning, to help open exciting career avenues in today's knowledge economy. To this end, the MoU with UMKC's School of Computing and Engineering will offer unique dual technical certification opportunities to students from two reputed institutions."
In recognition of the quality of NU's B.Tech program, UMKC has also offered very generous and assured scholarships to all NU students admitted to UMKC program. The fee will be approximately 40% lesser than the fee charged to any international student. There is also a very strong support for teaching assistantship.
Mr. Kevin Z. Truman, Vice Provost, UMKC said, "With a vision to prepare students in India for today's competitive job market we have joined hands with NIIT University to offer the latest technology and business trends, as well as a comprehensive education in computer science through this cutting-edge program."
Mr. Vijay Kumar, Professor, Computer Science Engineering, UMKC said, "NIIT University, Neemrana and University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA have entered into a first of its kind landmark agreement to collaborate in B.Tech and MS degree programs and research activities through the exchange of degree seeking students and faculty members in the area of computer science and computer engineering. It is a monumental academic collaboration for mutual benefit of these institutions. I am delighted to be a part of this collaboration which provides deserving students and dedicated faculty members opportunities and resources for fulfilling their academic dreams. The partnership will produce students with the highest academic calibre and faculty with highly innovative research achievements that India needs. We must all wish success to this collaboration."
The NIIT University currently offers 4-year B.Tech program in three streams: Biotechnology (BT), Computer Science Engineering (CSE), and Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE). Each stream has a very strong research-focus and industry aligned curriculum.
The University also offers M.Tech Programs in Educational Technology & Geographic Information Systems; and PhD programs in Bio-Technology, Computer Science Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Educational Technology, and Humanities & Social sciences & Management.
Nestled in the foothills of the Aravali range in Neemrana, Rajasthan, the picturesque 100-acre fully residential green campus of NIIT University is equipped with state-of-the-art technology-enabled methodology that's backed by a strong research-focused curriculum for facilitating a continuous process of learning and development. Since its inception in 2009, NIIT University has made significant progress in research and innovation in curriculum development and design. Conceptualized as an institute of excellence, NIIT University provides exceptional education based on the four Core Principles that make learning industry-linked, technology-based, research-driven and seamless.
About NIIT University
Set up with the vision of being the leading center of innovation and learning in emerging areas of the Knowledge Society, the not-for-profit NIIT University is dedicated to building great careers and ensuring excellent job opportunities for all its students. It has been developed as an institute of excellence to provide exceptional education based on the four core principles that make learning industry-linked, technology-based, research-driven and seamless.
The NIIT University offers BTech Programs in Computer Science Engineering, Biotechnology and Electronic and Communication Engineering, MTech Programs in Educational Technology, & Geographic Information Systems and PhD Programs in Bio-Technology, Computer Science Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Educational Technology, and Humanities & Social sciences & Management.
Dual degree integrated MTech Programs in Computer Science Engineering, Electronic Communication and Biotechnology are also offered by NU. These contemporary and industry-relevant programs are customized to prepare skilled professionals and researchers for high-end mobile computing and wireless communication technology and biotechnology jobs. Highly qualified faculty, state-of-the-art laboratories, associations with research labs and research universities in USA and UK, strong wireless stimulation, performance and modeling concepts are other unique features of these programmes.
The University also offers an MBA Program (NU- MBA) designed to help aspiring professionals build meaningful connections to the real world of business and become successful leaders of the future. Through the Mentorship Program, each MBA student will be mentored by an eminent CEO and coached by an industry professional. NU- MBA trains future CEOs to deal with the challenges and opportunities thrown up by emerging economies such as China and countries in Africa through its International Immersion Program.
NIIT University has entered into a partnership with Autodesk to promote 'Design Thinking' as a course across all disciplines of B.Tech programmes. Further, a design oriented post graduate program will be launched by NU shortly. The Asian Lens Forum has been set up at NIIT University to sensitize young generation and to create a sense of pride in Asian/Indian heritage, culture, history and values amongst youth. The Forum will also act as a launching pad for the faculty and student bodies of NU to undertake research and disseminate knowledge about achievements and role of Asia to the world.
Vibrant social and recreational activities form the heart of Campus Life at NIITUniversity, with a host of student activities interspersed along the central walking spine. The Campus provides students a wide array of sports activities like volleyball, basketball, tennis, a golf putting range and gymnastics. Furnished student hostels make life comfortable for students. Temperatures are maintained at the Campus all year around using an energy-efficient, geothermal cooling system, with minimal carbon footprint. For further information please visit http://www.niituniversity.in.
The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) is a public research university located in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. It is a part of the University of Missouri System. UMKC was one of three colleges in the U.S to be presented the President's Award for Community Service in Higher Education. UMKC is committed to research that changes the world, from the discoveries of the School of Biological Sciences to the educational innovations being developed at the Institute for Urban Education.
The School of Computing and Engineering (SCE) offers undergraduate degree programs in computer science, information technology and civil, electrical computer and mechanical engineering. Their programs prepare students for today's competitive job market by providing a curriculum that includes the latest technology and business trends, as well as a comprehensive education in each field's theory and fundamental practice. In addition, SCE offers master's degree programs in computer science and civil, computer electrical and mechanical engineering and participates in UMKC's interdisciplinary Ph.D. program.
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