AMU holds talks over tie up with American varsities

Last Updated: Wed, Mar 31, 2010 12:10 hrs

/New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) A team of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) officials Wednesday held talks with representatives of American universities in New Delhi on academic collaboration between US varsities and AMU.

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), USA delegation consisted of America's top research universities consisting of University of Wisconsin, Purdue University, Pennsylvania University, Ohio University, University of Chicago, University of Illinois, Michigan State University and University of Minnesota.

The discussion included facilitating more number of master and doctoral students to work in these universities for short term periods and provision for work for teachers for one to two years in US varsities, said a press release issued by AMU.

The American delegates expressed interest in sending students from the US for learning Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Hindi and other Indian languages. They also showed interest in Indian history and culture and the Unani system of medicine, added the release.

The seven-member CIC delegation included Tenneth Shatire, director, India Initiatives Wisconsin University, Aseem Ansari, University of Wisconsin, Wolfgang Schiloer, University of Illinois.

The AMU team included M. Saleemuddin, Javed Akhtar and the Vice Chancellor P.K. Abdul Azis.

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