The NMAM Institute of Technology of the Nitte Education Trust has signed an MoU with Penn State Harrisburg, USA to offer a 2+2 engineering programme for students.
The first of its kind twinning programme in India offers a bachelor's degree in engineering, where students can complete the first two years of their study at Nitte and the next two years at Penn State, USA.
Addressing a news conference, Nitte Education Trust president N Vinay Hegde said that the new twinning program will have the benefit of a globally recognised and contemporary engineering education with the coming together of two well known names in the higher education space. The articulation of the agreement between Nitte and Penn State provides for a common curriculum, education delivery and evaluation. Further, the transfer of credits as per the agreement ensures participants the benefits of pursuing part of the programme in India adhering to global benchmarks in engineering education. The specialisations offered are civil, electrical, computer science and mechanical engineering, he said.
The major highlight is that students who successfully complete the programme, will get a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. The same degree will be given to Indian students like any other student studying at Penn State. The programme, which is being offered under the new twinning programme with foreign universities scheme of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), would commence in August this year, Vinay said adding that Penn State Harrisburg is located on a suburban campus in Middletown, Pennsylvania near Harrisburg International Airport.