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NIT Agartala to sign MoU with Bangladeshi varsity

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The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Agartala is likely to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Bangladeshi varsity, an official said here on Thursday.

The MoU is likely to be signed with Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) to share and exchange knowledge and academic curriculum.

"As Bangladesh is our close neighbour and there is a huge scope to share and exchange knowledge and academic curriculum, the NIT, Agartala and BUET are likely to sign a MoU soon," NIT Agartala director Gopal Mugeraya told reporters.

BUET vice-chancellor Khaleda Ekram is in Agartala to participate in the valedictory function of the year-long golden jubilee celebrations of NIT Agartala, that turned into a national institute in 2006 from a regional engineering college.

"Already, a Bangladeshi student got admitted in the NIT Agartala and there is a huge scope to study in the institute by the students of neighbouring countries, specially Bangladesh," he said.

The foreign students have to be admitted in the institute following the provisions of DASA (Direct Admission of Students Abroad) under the ministry of human resource department.

Bangladesh's BUET is one of the most prominent institutions for higher studies in the country with over 5,500 students pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate studies in engineering, architecture, planning and science. It has 16 departments.

Mugeraya said NIT Agartala's job placement is over 81 percent making the organisation a leading technical establishment among India's 31 NITs.

The official said the computer science and engineering department, named after former president A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, would be inaugurated on Friday.

First Published: Thu, August 13 2015. 17:02 IST