Solan: The US based University of Houston, a leading public research university in Houston, Texas, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Himachal based Shoolini University for collaboration in research and academic partnership.
The nearly a century old Houston University, ranked among the best colleges in America, is home to award-winning faculty, innovative research centres, has one of the most diverse student populations in the US, and alumni who have become international leaders.
As per the agreement signed by Dr Jiwen He, Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics at University of Houston and Dr Dinesh Singh, Distinguished Professor, Shoolini University, the Mathematics Department of the University of Houston has offered Shoolini University to admit five of its graduate students into their Graduate Ph. D programme every year.
The students recommended by Shoolini University would be evaluated and tentatively approved by the University of Houston a year in advance. They would study in the Solan campus of the University for a year and complete their programme at the Texas campus of the University of Houston. The selected students would be entitled to a stipend for first year and fellowships subsequently as per the rules of the University.
Shoolini University Vice Chancellor Prof P K Khosla welcomed the agreement and said, “It would provide golden opportunities to students concerned. The University, which already has tie ups with over 200 universities across the globe, has initiated steps to open more such avenues for its students.”
Dr Dinesh Singh, a former Vice Chancellor of Delhi University, who is also an Adjunct Faculty at University of Houston, said the collaboration would immensely benefit students selected from Shoolini University and would open up bright prospects for them.
Established in 1927, the University of Houston empowers students in their pursuit of learning, discovery, leadership and engagement as per a spokesperson. It provides students with cutting edge programmes including undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, distance and continuing education. Dr Jiwen He, Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics at University of Houston said, “At the University of Houston, we prepare students to envision their future, emerge as leaders and launch careers that transform the world.”