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Gitam to start new degree in close collaboration with UoM, Australia in 2019-20 academic year

Hyderabad, Apr 3 (UNI) Gitam Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad will start a new degree Bachelor of Science (Blended) in the 2019-20 academic year in close collaboration with the University of Melbourne (UoM), Australia.

This innovative new curriculum integrates the four major disciplines of Science (Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Biology) into a common curriculum for all students for two years, followed by a strategic but diverse choice of major streams in third year, a GITAM statement here said on Wednesday.

The University of Melbourne will recognise the B.Sc. (Blended), and graduates will be eligible to apply for post-graduate Science programs at the UoM on an equivalent basis. It will also promote the quality assured credentials of the B.Sc. (Blended) to support students who wish to explore post-graduate options at other institutions.

The UoM delegation consisting of three persons Prof Andrew Drinnan, Prof. Alex Johnson, Associate Dean, International and Ms. Jessica Piesse, Project Coordinator, B.Sc (Blended) program visited GITAM, here on Wednesday.

They have interacted with GITAM Hyderabad Pro Vice-Chacellor Prof N Siva Prasad, Prof G A Rama Rao, Principal, School of Science, HoDs and faculty of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics Departments.

The delegates briefed about the Blended program as well as the merits of UoM.

After deliberations they came to a conclusion to start this program after the approval of the Board of Studies. Meanwhile both parties will enter into a letter of intent.
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