New Delhi: Ashoka University is inviting current undergraduate students from academic institutions across India to experience the university’s unique academic offerings through the Visiting Indian Student Programme (VISP). The six-week long online programme will commence on July 5th and conclude on August 13th 2021. The deadline for enrolling for the programme is June 5th 2021.
Visiting Indian Student Programme (VISP) and Visiting Students Programme (VSP) are specifically designed to foster exchange of ideas between undergraduate students from across educational institutions in India and the globe and those at Ashoka. For the second year, Ashoka University plans to include undergraduate students from other colleges and universities in India to experience the university’s unique online academic offerings through the VISP. In keeping with this ethos and restrictions on physical mobility on account of COVID-19; the courses will be held online. Students will be offered a range of four-credit courses in various disciplines.
Classes will be held Monday to Friday with over 48 contact hours and in-depth interaction with faculty and teaching fellows. All courses and materials will be offered via secure online platform with full technology support. In addition, numerous professional, cultural and social interaction will be offered through the ‘eSCAPe’ platform of events online for the summer undergraduate cohort.
Speaking about the programme, Dr Vanita Shastri, Dean of Global Education & Strategic Programs, Ashoka University, said, “The programme will help students in building their academic prowess. It will offer a unique mingling of students across the academic institutions and provide a platform for the young minds to explore their areas of interests. This will also provide students an opportunity to share their perspectives in a global virtual learning setting.”
Enrolling for the summer term at Ashoka will expand the academic range of topics the students could be studying. They will also get a chance to learn from the eminent global faculty at Ashoka apart from experiencing the liberal arts & sciences pedagogy. The summer term will providean opportunity to study with a diverse cohort of students, making it an eventful experience.
Students can gain credits for the courses they take. This can be pursued with the home institution and the Office of Summer Programmes at Ashoka. Also, all summer students will get a transcript from Ashoka University at the end of their course.
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