Visakhapatnam: The Andhra University entered into an MoU with the University of Highlands and Islands of Scotland, the United Kingdom here on Friday.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms.Janak Pushpanathan, Director of British Council, South India, said the British Council had been promoting educational tie-ups with Indian universities and that signing of an MoU between Andhra University and the University of Highlands and Islands would be a memorable event.
She commended the tremendous growth and promotion of gender equity in academics and research at Andhra University and said that she was impressed by the amazing facilities for incubation, information technology, skilling, and other diversified areas here. The British Council conceptualized the Gender parity and gender equity framework in all sectors, She stated and expressed happiness that the Andhra University had 51 percent of women students in Engineering courses.
Prof. PVGD Prasad Reddy, Vice-Chancellor, said that the university created a favorable ecosystem that facilitated multidisciplinary and diversified requirements. The University had 124 IT companies through its Incubation Centre, and efforts were on to develop food processing start-ups and pharmaceutical incubation models to provide 100 percent employability to all its students, he stated.
Ms.Sanam Arora, Commissioner of, the UK International Higher Education Commission, and Chairperson of the National Indian Students and Alumni Union, UK, praised the world-class facilities offered at Andhra University and the conducive atmosphere for international students to pursue their academics.
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