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World

New interactive project between Edinburgh, Delhi varsities
PTI
London, April 02, 2013
First Published: 16:42 IST(2/4/2013)
Last Updated: 16:46 IST(2/4/2013)

A new live interactive project is set to bring students in Edinburgh and Delhi closer.

The Delhi-Edinburgh Lecture Series will allow students at the University of Edinburgh and University of Delhi to watch pre-recorded talks by leading academics from each institution.

The students at both campuses will then discuss the lectures with each other in a live and interactive online session.

The first lecture and interactive session, on April 3, will be delivered by Professor Roger Jeffery, the director of the Edinburgh India Institute, and will focus on global population growth.

This will be followed on April 22 by a talk by Professor Harish Trivedi of the University of Delhi, who will discuss Indian literature with students from both campuses.

Commenting on the Delhi-Edinburgh lecture series, Jeffery said: "I am delighted with the progress of this unique initiative that marks a step change in how we engage with leading institutions around the world.

By streaming these lectures online, students in Delhi and Edinburgh can interact with each other and discuss important issues in real time, giving both Universities a much greater understanding of other viewpoints and further strengthening the relationship between Edinburgh and Delhi."


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