Visakhapatnam, Apr 6 UNI | 4 months ago

The Kabul University, Afghanistan, and Andhra University (AU) will have a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for collaborating academic and research programmes and strengthening academic relations.

According to AU spokesman here today, the Afghanistan delegation led by Professor Gul Hassan Walizei, Deputy Minister of Finance and Administration, Ministry of Higher Education, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Dr Sediqullah Sahar, Education Attache, Embassy of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and others visited Andhra University and held discussions with Vice-Chancellor G S N Raju and Director of International Affairs E N Dhanamjaya Rao. Kabul University is one of the oldest and largest universities. It was started in 1931. Prof Gul Hassan Walizei told the Andhra University Vice-Chancellor about the interests shown by Afghanistan Universities to have collaborations with the Andhra University. As a first step, the Kabul University would enter into MoU with Andhra University, he said. AU Vice-Chancellor said the Andhra University would expand its international students intake and foundation courses in English, Mathematics, and Sciences would be provided to the Afghanistan students to make them to join B Tech programmes in Andhra University.

He said bridge courses had already been started and Afghanistan students were benefiting a lot. He explained about the academic and research strengths of Andhra University. Prof Raju said the campus would be declared as plastic free and No Sound zone shortly.

Mr Rao, Director, International Affairs, said there were 600 international students in Andhra University pursuing various courses. The Afghanistan team visited and inspected the infrastructural and other facilities available in Andhra University and expressed their happiness over the academic and research facilities. They interacted with the Afghanistan students and learn about their progress AU International Affairs Director Rao accompanied the Afghanistan team.

(Posted on 06-04-2014)