The students are likely to benefit from this tie up from the session of 2015-2016
The Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) is likely to become a member of the South Asia Anglia Partnership which is supported by the British Council. The partnership aims to bring together vice chancellors and officials from universities across India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
CUSAT's Pro-VC K Paulose Jacob met with Anglia Ruskin University Vice-Chancellor Michael Thorne to hold discussions in this regard. CUSAT PVC K Paulose Jacob told a daily, “CUSAT was invited to join the network of universities. Students will get the benefit of this tie-up from 2015-16 academic year onwards. South Asia Anglia Ruskin is a network of universities initiated by the Anglia Ruskin University as part of the transnational education project launched by the British Council." He also added, "The idea is to ensure that students from different cultures come together and study. Students and faculty from Cusat will be able to go as part of exchange programme to the partner universities in UK, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Reduction in cost of overseas higher education, professional doctorate programmes, student and faculty exchange and joint research programmes are some of the areas that one look into through partnership programme."