In order to further strengthen ties between people-to people and its neighbours, Tripura University has decided to take measures to draw more and more attention of foreign students to the university. Students from Bangladesh were seemed to be keen on taking admissions in Tripura University as pointed out by the central university’s vice chancellor Anjan Kumar Ghosh.
The university is having a larger initiative to attract more students from Bangladesh and other countries. Students from Nepal, Bhutan and other neighboring countries would also show interest in studying at the university. Presently, it has 34 departments with diverse courses.
On strategic ties and initiatives to strengthen the foreign student inclusion in the university Anjan Kumar Ghosh, Vice-Chancellor said, “As the central and state government have been emphasizing to strengthen the people-to-people contact between India and its neighbors, larger number of students from adjoining countries in Tripura University would further boost the initiative.” He further said that he is in favor of promoting the tribal languages and would introduce Mizo, Garo and Kokborok in the university from this academic year. Kokborok is the language spoken by the majority of the tribals in Tripura.
According to University officials, the university has decided to initiate bachelor’s degree and diploma courses through vocational studies in subjects like rubber technology and video production. This would be done in collaboration with the National Skill Development Corporation and Tripura industry department. Under the instructions from the UGC, Tripura University would also initiate Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS) from this academic year.
Tripura University was recently ranked fourth in Eastern India and 43rd in India. The university has 46 affiliated colleges which included 17 professional colleges and two medical colleges. The University was set up in 1987 and was granted Central University status in 2007.