The students of MS University (MSU) will now be able to study subjects of their choice in partner universities abroad,without having to forgo their attendance for that period at MSU with marks obtained in tests conducted there added to their marksheet.
Presently,students visiting foreign universities as part of exchange programmes have to forgo their attendance for that period in MSU,which affects their academics.
The proposal to allow students to study in foreign universities without affecting their attendance or academics is part of MSUs effort to encourage its students to visit foreign universities and allow more students from universities abroad to visit MSU.
The university has come up with a policy for students visiting from partnering universities to MSU to pursue courses under choice-based credit system. The policy allows attendance record and academic scores of such students to be counted in their overall academics, said director of the office of international affairs Sharad Bansal.
In a choice-based credit system,a student is allowed to take up subjects of their choice other than their specialisation,with the marks obtained being added to the marksheet.
The MSU plans to extend a similar arrangement to its students going to partnering universities abroad, he added.
Also,in a first such arrangement for foreign students,three students from University of Bamberg in Germany will pursue courses in business administration and commerce from MSU under the choice-based credit system.
Earlier,students from middle-east countries and Africa came to MSU for exchange programme. But now,students from Europe,Australia and the US are coming here,which shows our academic standards are of international quality, Bansal said.
Foreign students will be allowed to take up subjects of their choice based on their availability,with the university trying to bring in professional courses such as engineering.