The US-based University of Houston, a leading public research university in Houston, Texas, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Himachal based Shoolini University for collaboration in research and academic partnership.
The nearly a century-old Houston University, ranked among the best colleges in America, is home to award-winning faculty, innovative research centers, has one of the most diverse student populations in the US, and alumni who have become international leaders.
As per the agreement signed by Dr Jiwen He, Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics at University of Houston and Dr Dinesh Singh, Distinguished Professor, Shoolini University, the Mathematics Department of the University of Houston has offered Shoolini University to admit five of its graduate students into their Graduate Ph.D programme every year.
The students recommended by Shoolini University would be evaluated and tentatively approved by the University of Houston a year in advance. They would study in the Solan campus of the University for a year and complete their programme at the Texas campus of the University of Houston. The selected students would be entitled to a stipend for first-year and fellowships subsequently as per the rules of the University.
Shoolini University Vice-Chancellor Prof PK Khosla welcomed the agreement and said that it would provide golden opportunities to students concerned. He said the University, which already has tie-ups with over 200 universities across the globe, has initiated steps to open more such avenues for its students.
Dr Dinesh Singh, a former Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University, who is also an Adjunct Faculty at the University of Houston, said that graduates and PhDs of the Mathematics Department of the University are serving in leading positions in multinationals, finance and banking firms, at NASA and at the famed Medical Centre at Houston in addition to universities across the globe.
This is an unique opportunity for students of Shoolini to take full advantage at no financial cost for furthering their careers. It is also a recognition of the standing of Shoolini University, he added.
Established in 1927, the University of Houston empowers students in their pursuit of learning, discovery, leadership and engagement as per a spokesperson. It provides students with cutting edge programmes including undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, distance and continuing education.
“At the University of Houston we prepare students to envision their future, emerge as leaders and launch careers that transform the world”, the spokesperson added.