The Daly College’s (DC) private university, DC University in Indore, is set to tie up with some of the best universities of the world.
The university which was approved by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan last December has already been offered collaborations by foreign universities such as the University of Melbourne (ranked second best in world according to QS World University Rankings in the year 2014), De Montfort University of the UK, The Pennsylvania State University and Duke University of the USA.
Speaking about the tie-ups to HT, Sumer Singh, principal of DC and secretary of the DC Society under which the university is coming up, said, “The university has already been able to grab some foreign tie-ups.”
“De Montfort University, which has been our partner for last 16 years, has promised to help us in coming up with the university, apart from offering some new courses. Other than that, the secretary of education and vice-chancellor of private universities of Pennsylvania have proposed a 2+2 course, where students get to study the first two years in our university and the other two in the USA,” said Singh.
He added, “We are also glad to announce that the university will be coming up with a ‘Centre of Teaching Excellence’ — the only fully-dedicated centre in India to provide training in teaching.”
Interestingly, the university will not offer regular courses such as languages, B.Com or social science, but instead have seven different subjects.
These have been divided as first preference — which includes business, education, sports management and environment and planning — and second preference — which includes journalism, design and music/dance.
With all the formalities being completed, the university is only waiting for its ‘Letter of Intent’. However, it will take at least two years for the university to start operations.