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International exchange program with Ansal Institute of Technology renewed
Tarleton State University
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Friday, September 16, 2011
STEPHENVILLE, Texas—An international exchange program that will allow Tarleton’s faculty and students to collaborate with their counterparts in India was renewed this week following the signing of an agreement with Ansal Institute of Technology (AIT).
Dr. F. Dominic Dottavio, president of Tarleton, signed the formal agreement on Wednesday, which continues the university’s exchange program with AIT that dates back to 2004. On hand for the signing, representing AIT, were Dr. C. S. Nagpal, Dr. Puja Chhabra Sharma and Prahbat Gupta, dean of AIT’s International Twining Program.
“Tarleton is pleased to renew its relationship with Ansal Institute of Technology and we look forward to continued faculty exchanges and new opportunities that will allow students from both institutions to participate in study abroad programming,” said Dottavio.
AIT, a private college located in Gurgaon, National Capital Region, India, is affiliated with Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University and was established in August 2000 under the Chiranjiv Charitable Trust. The college offers various degrees in business, electronics engineering, information technology, and computer science.
“The renewed relationship for mutually beneficial educational exchanges will help us to create more research and study abroad opportunities, and ensure the continued success of international programming with India,” said Marilyn Robitaille, director of Tarleton’s Office of International Programs. “We’ve enjoyed our relationship with AIT and through the years they have sent close to 300 students to Tarleton, predominantly for our degree programs within the College of Business Administration.”
With India becoming a major player in global economics, Robitaille says AIT and Tarleton’s partnership will help students become more aware of cultural differences between the two nations. “If we’re sending students out into a global marketplace, they need to be aware of international business and cultural practices,” she added.
“We’re looking forward to expanding faculty exchanges because their academic calendar is very compatible with Tarleton’s, which will allow for our faculty to instruct courses at AIT,” said Robitaille. “The Office of International Programs is constantly looking for programs abroad, so when one does become available to create a bridge we certainly make an effort to expand our reach.”
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