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Dual engg degree from SPMVV-BTH
Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam (SPMVV) has introduced a unique course for women students in which they will be awarded two degrees in four years in collaboration with Sweden’s Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH). The admissions for dual degree were held on Saturday.
Tirupati: Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam (SPMVV) has introduced a unique course for women students in which they will be awarded two degrees in four years in collaboration with Sweden’s Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH). The admissions for dual degree were held on Saturday.
This programme was designed for the advantage of student community through which they can acquire B Tech from SPMVV and BS (Bachelor of Science) in engineering degree from the BTH in four years. The students are required to study three years in SPMVV and the final year in Sweden.
- Students are required to study 3 years in SPMVV and final year in Sweden
- Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) is ranked 6th among technical universities in Sweden
- The course to cost Rs 8 lakh for four years; Another Rs 4.5 lakh for accommodation, living expenses and travel to Sweden
Both the durations are mandatory. The BTH is the most modern university established by Sweden government which is ranked 6th among technical universities in Sweden.
In the first year, only 20 students will be admitted in Computer Science and Electronics and Communications Engineering with 10 seats each said, Prof D Sarada, the International Relations dean of SPMVV. Speaking to The Hans India, she stated that every student should pay Rs 1.5 lakh per annum as course fee for the first three years in SPMVV.
In the fourth year, student must pay Rs 6.5 lakh to the BTH. Besides, they may incur other expenditure like accommodation, living expenses and travel to Sweden to the tune of around Rs 4.5 lakh. The varsity authorities have invited BTH faculty to the campus to guide the faculty here.
Their suggestions on the syllabus and the performance of the students were also sought, the dean added. She further said that the varsity received 14 applications out of which 12 attended the counselling and orientation programme during the first phase of admissions.
Dr Gurudutt Velpula gave orientation about the study in BTH, getting visa and job opportunities in Sweden. Overall, six students paid the fees and took admission.
Registrar Prof Mamatha, Prof A Ramakrishna Rao and Prof P Uma Maheswari participated in admission process along with Prof Sarada. The second phase of admissions for remaining seats would be taken up on July 19, she said.
The SPMVV also started advance diplomas in music and dance by entering into an agreement with Telugu Association of North America (TANA) in 2016 in which 90 girl students of aged above 10 years were admitted in music diploma while 18 have joined in dance diploma at Dallas.
For them, the SPMVV provides course syllabus, notes, question papers, certification and marks lists and the actual course will be conducted by TANA which is based on credit system. Each student must complete the prescribed credit hours.
DR RNS Saileswari of Music and Fine Arts Department coordinates the course from the SPMVV. Prof Sarada also said that the university is also offering PhD programme for NRI students since 2016. At present, 3 scholars are pursuing PhD from Music and Nutrition departments.