An MoU with the European Commission was signed by Gulbarga University, in order to undertake exchange of research students, postdoctoral students and staff to over 16 European universities under SVAGATA and FUSION projects.
In Karnataka, Gulbarga University is the first to be a part of these projects.
Svagata.eu is part of Erasmus Mundus Programme, Action 2 (EMA2), a higher education cooperation and mobility scheme aided by the European Commission. Achieving a better understanding and mutual benefit between the Third World Countries and the European Union in the area of higher education, by encouraging the exchange of knowledge, people and skills at the higher education level, is the objective of this programme. V T Puttaiah, Vice-Chancellor of GU, who visited Thailand and Europe recently, declared the launch of the exchange programme.
15 PhD scholars, 10 Science, Social Science, Management and Commerce and Education faculties and 10 postdoctoral students will be able to visit the universities in Europe for a minimum period of 6 months to a maximum period of 2 years for research, for cultural exchange and training, under the programme.
European universities' students and members of faculty will visit the university and undertake training and research.
A research student from the university on Material Science, has started his programme in Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain, said the V-C.