UK university and Indian IIT to offer joint degree for first time

From Times Higher Education: “In a first-of-its-kind deal, an Indian Institute of Technology and a foreign university have agreed to offer a joint degree, Times Higher Education can reveal. The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-Madras) and the University of Birmingham will partner on two-year master’s programmes in the fields of energy systems, data science and biomedical engineering. Advocates of UK-India education partnerships … have long sought to establish outposts of the prestigious IITs on British soil. But the agreement marks the emergence of the first such partnership since India trailed its intention of opening IIT branches overseas earlier this year.”

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