PUNE: The International Centre of Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) has signed MoUs of exchange programmes with multiple colleges in the European Union (EU) and Israel, thus paving way for Indian students to study abroad.
SPPU is the only university from India to be awarded a position in the panel of 15 countries across the globe which will be participating in study of ‘Society, Politics, Culture in Global Context’, announced Director of International Centre Vijay Khare in presence of Vice-Chancellor (VC) Nitin Karmalkar and Registrar AD Shaligram at a press meet on Tuesday.
Under the Erasmus Plus scheme that provides a full-funded scholarship, students will get an opportunity to participate in Capacity Building Project in collaboration with colleges from European countries (EC) and Israel. They will be working on a social theme called ‘Social Innovation for Local Indian and Israel Communities and Graduate Entrepreneur (SILICE)’.
“To avail Erasmus Plus facility a student is required to enrol under the scheme. His/her application will be scrutinised by the European college as per their eligibility after which they will be selected,” said Khare.
“Till now it was a unilateral communication with colleges of European countries. We have been hosting their students on our
campus. Now our students will be able to go there and study as part of an exchange programme. This brings a huge achievement and international recognition for the university,” said Karmalkar.
Khare said this year 750 students have enrolled for non-professional courses in International Centre recording as largest admission taken so far. Generally, 1,500-2,000 students enrol in professional courses.
Admissions for courses in International Centre are open till August 31.