TEZPUR, April 30 � In what can be described as a significant development in the field of academic collaboration between India and the UK at the university level, the Tezpur University here has entered into a multi-level collaborative deal with the Queen�s University, Belfast, one of the oldest and top ranking universities of the world. The collaborative project, which has been approved by the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the University Grants Commission, is for a period of six years.
Under the collaborative project which has provisions for four levels of activities, assistant professors without PhD will be able to undertake doctoral research at the Queen�s University, while assistant professors with PhD will benefit from training programmes in academic leadership in higher education teaching to be conducted at the Queen�s University.
At the next level down the line, bright research scholars will be sent to the Queen�s University to take up research works leading to their PhD degrees. The last level will facilitate summer internship programmes for students of the TU at the Queen�s University (ten each year). The Tezpur University plans to implement the project from this fiscal itself as the grant for the first year has already been received.