INAUGURATION & ORIENTATION OF 24TH BATCH OF INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER PROGRAM OF ICAS, Manipal Academy of Higher Education
August 08, 2017
The 24th batch of International Transfer Program (Bachelor Degree Program in Engineering) at International Centre for Applied Sciences(ICAS), Manipal Academy of Higher Education, was formally inaugurated in the Chaitya Hall of Hotel Fortune Inn Valley View, Manipal on August 07, 2017. The following foreign universities participated in this inauguration and orientation event: Andrews University, USA; Australian National University, Australia; Deakin University, Australia; ESIGELEC, France; Lancaster University, UK; Leicester University, UK; Colorado State University, USA; Queen Mary University of London, UK; University of Queensland, Australia; RMIT University, Australia; Strathclyde University, UK; University of Nottingham, UK; university of New South Wales, Australia.
“STEM Education, an interdisciplinary and applied approach, integrating science, technology, engineering and mathematics into a cohesive learning paradigm, based on real-world applications, is the new trend in foreign universities. ICAS facilitates Indian students towards such holistic higher education to be pursued in the universities abroad” said Dr Radhakrishna S Aithal, Director ICAS in his introductory address. The uniqueness of the program is that students study two years in ICAS and then move on to any of the premiere foreign universities of their choice to complete their graduation and get their engineering degrees from the foreign university. The program which started in 1994 has seen over 1600 students graduating. More than 100 leading, globally recognized overseas universities are accepting ICAS credits for continuation of full time Engineering studies.
Guest of Honor, Dr. Adrian Briggs, Reader & Education Lead, Division of Engineering Science, Queen Mary University of London while addressing students and parents emphasized the significance of Engineering in acquiring Problem solving skills, life-long learning skills and in combating major burning problems faced by the world today.
Chief Guest of the function, Dr Gopalakrishna Prabhu, Pro Vice-chancellor (Technology & Management), Manipal Academy of Higher Education spoke about students being successful in the college atmosphere and their journey to international universities after they have completed two years in ICAS. He talked about Advantages of Manipal Education, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural opportunities to prosper at Manipal. Dr Ganesha A, Associate Director ICAS gave the vote of thanks.
After the formal inauguration, along with the Director and Associate Director of ICAS, there were series of short presentations by the various University officials on the topics like academic regulations, academic support measures, student welfare activities, student finance, medical care facilities, hostel rules & guide lines, library facilities, sports & games facilities, safety & security measures and volunteer service organization. Also two distinguished alumni of ICAS (Parth Hiren Mehta & Pooja Chandrashekar Shetty) shared their experiences with the fresh batch students and motivated them.
In the afternoon session on 07 August, there were presentations by the officials/delegates from partner (foreign) Universities on their collaborative academic programs and prospects of credit transfer.