Two premier varsities -- University of Delhi (DU) and University of Glasgow have come into an agreement under which the students of Delhi University would receive lectures from University of Glasgow and vice-versa through a video-link.
Formality of signing Memorandum of Understanding between Professor Dinesh Singh, vice-chancellor of the University of Delhi and Professor Anton Muscatelli, principal and vice-chancellor of the University of Glasgow is already held, as informed by a press release on 20 May.
Both of these varsities are members of Universitas 21 (U21), which is the leading global network of excellent, research-intensive universities for the 21st century.
The signing of agreement with DU took place during the U21 AGM (Annual Network Meeting), Presidential Symposium and Student Summit which was hosted by the University of Glasgow last week.
The video link technology will be devised and the exchange will commence from autumn 2014. This video technology initially would be sharing various aspects of English literature to the students of DU, whereas the Glasgow students will receive lectures in post-colonial literature from Delhi.
The new agreement to materialize has received 10,000 pounds grant offered by the British Council Knowledge Exchange Partnership, the support from the University of Glasgow's International Partnership Development Fund has also contributed to it.
The University of Delhi does not have lecturer for some areas of study such as Mediaeval and Renaissance literature, hence, this new project would make up for these areas by receiving the help from Glasgow’s School of Critical Studies as told by Prof Leask, Regius Chair of English Language and Literature in the University of Glasgow's School of Critical Studies and a Fellow of the British Academy.