Ben­nett Univer­sity Of­fers In­ter­na­tional Ex­po­sure to Stu­dents

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New Delhi: Fur­ther strength­en­ing its tie-ups with in­ter­na­tional uni­ver­si­ties, Ben­nett Univer­sity sent stu­dents to aca­demic part­ner schools such as Bab­son Col­lege, Univer­sity of Ne­braska at Omaha (UNO) and Ge­or­gia Tech. More than two dozen BTech stu­dents at­tended lec­tures, work­shops, lab­o­ra­to­ries, un­der­took cor­po­rate vis­its and more by tak­ing ad­van­tage of the global plat­form that was pro­vided.

“Those who’ve com­pleted their en­gi­neer­ing first year were se­lec­tively sent to our aca­demic part­ner cam­puses for en­hanc­ing their over­all prac­ti­cal ex­pe­ri­ence,” said Ben­nett Univer­sity vice chan­cel­lor Dr Yaj Me­dury. “All stu­dents re­ceived a cer­ti­fi­ca­tion for this pro­gramme from the re­spec­tive in­sti­tute. We think there is an in­creased con­fi­dence level in these stu­dents upon go­ing to these schools.”

Divyaansh De­var­riya, 19, said his ex­pe­ri­ence at Ge­or­gia Tech in­cluded an ob­ser­va­tional re­search pro­gramme be­sides var­i­ous sem­i­nars and that he was able to meet sev­eral pro­fes­sors dur­ing the time he spent there.

“We were eight of us from com­puter science/elec­tron­ics dis­ci­plines and the idea was to give us knowl­edge in var­i­ous fields in­clud­ing po­ten­tial re­search op­tions,” he said.

De­var­riya and his class­mates also got some hands-on ex­pe­ri­ence in de­vel­op­ing code. “The ex­po­sure helped us un­der­stand top­i­cal ar­eas that we can pur­sue re­search in as well,” he said. An­other stu­dent who at­tended Bab­son Col­lege’s ' Bab­son Build’ was equally happy with her ex­pe­ri­ence. Vidhi Man­shara­mani and her fel­low stu­dents were ex­posed to the pro­gramme based on the prin­ci­ples of en­tre­pre­neur­ial thought and ac­tion, which pre­pares stu­dents to lever­age the power of en­trepreneur­ship to ac­cel­er­ate their po­ten­tial and cre­ate new op­por­tu­ni­ties for the fu­ture over a two-week pe­riod.

“The prac­ti­cal ex­pe­ri­ence was the next level. I’m still not over it, since with it we’ve got a new per­spec­tive of busi­ness,” Man­shara­mani said. Prem Jot­wani went to Omaha and said he at­tended work­shops rang­ing from Amer­i­can pol­i­tics to cy­ber­se­cu­rity, de­sign and creativ­ity. The two-week Road 2 Omaha pro­gramme had cour­ses such as ne­go­ti­a­tions in busi­ness and life, so­cial in­for­mat­ics and creativ­ity, and the de­sign process, among others. Founded by The Times of In­dia Group, the multi-fac­ulty, re­search-led Ben­nett Univer­sity started op­er­a­tions in Au­gust 2016 with the prom­ise of mak­ing stu­dents “life and ca­reer ready”. The univer­sity of­fers pro­grammes in en­gi­neer­ing, man­age­ment, me­dia and law. ET is part of the Times of In­dia Group.

More than two dozen BTech stu­dents at­tended lec­tures, work­shops, lab­o­ra­to­ries, un­der­took cor­po­rate vis­its and more by tak­ing ad­van­tage of the global plat­form that was pro­vided

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