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Thapar University partners with Trinity College Dublin

Posted on 3 July 2015

Thapar partnership

Thapar University and Trinity College Dublin (University of Dublin) have partnered to promote academic collaboration in the key areas of undergraduate programmes and research. This institutional partnership was announced at a special event in New Delhi today.

The President & Provost of Trinity College Dublin, Dr. Patrick Prendergast and President of the Thapar University, Mr. Gautam Thapar signed the agreement at the ceremony today.

The collaboration is a central component of a major contemporisation programme that Thapar University is undertaking. It will also significantly contribute to Trinity College Dublin’s global engagement in attracting high-calibre students.

In the delivery of this contemporisation programme, Thapar University will align its Engineering curriculum with that of Trinity College Dublin. Eligible students who have completed 2 years of undergraduate Engineering programs at Thapar University may progress into Year 3 of undergraduate degree programmes in Civil, Mechanical, Biomedical, Electronic, and Computer, and Electronics & Computer Engineering at Trinity College. On successful completion of Years 3 and 4 of the Trinity programme and its assessment, students will receive a Trinity College Dublin award. On completion of the degree, qualified students can apply to pursue a Masters qualification at Trinity by completing one additional year at Trinity.

Thapar University and Trinity College Dublin are also looking at collaboration in other areas of academia and research. The contemporisation will also involve the funding of two senior academics working on joint research developments between the two institutions.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Gautam Thapar, President, Thapar University said:“We are pleased to have Trinity College Dublin’s support as we fulfil our mission of offering global standards in our deliverables at Thapar University and uphold the internationalisation of higher education in the country. This partnership will help address and bolster Thapar University’s position as a leading centre for higher education in India and in the region."

Dr. Patrick Prendergast, President and Provost of Trinity College Dublin said:“Trinity College Dublin’s global engagement attracts students and staff of the highest calibre and promotes mobility among our staff. This is enabled by the development of strategic partnerships and joint partnership degree programmes with institutions globally. Thapar University's reputation in India, together with the outstanding academic ability of its undergraduate students and good quality undergraduate programmes, provides a very strong platform for this collaboration.

Commenting on the landmark moment Mr. R.R. Vederah, Chairman of the Board of Governors, Thapar University, remarked:“We value Trinity College Dublin as a partner and look forward to a rewarding collaboration. Trinity College Dublin is one of the world’s oldest universities- over 400 years old. Its cutting-edge research, technology and innovation place the university at the forefront of higher education globally. This significant contemporisation promises to transform the education landscape in India and is in keeping with the trend of educational institutions coming together to forge global linkages and benefit their students, the leaders of tomorrow.”