Kerala, Dubai body hold talks on Academic City

March 20th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS  

Thiruvananthapuram, March 20 (IANS) Talks are underway with a Dubai-based organisation to set up a state-of-the-art Academic City in Kerala, the state assembly was informed Tuesday.

The facility is being planned on the lines of the Dubai Knowledge Village, Education Minister P.K. Abdu Rabb said in response to a question raised by Congress legislators M.P.Vincent and V.D. Satheesan.

“This proposed Academic ity would see various courses that would be run by numerous foreign universities. The course curriculum and the faculty would be coming from the various Universities and it would offer courses that are generally not offered by the universities in the state,” said Rabb.

Incidentally, the students who are expected to take admission to these courses would come from abroad, besides from within the state and the country.

“An official delegation from the state is expected to visit the Dubai Knowledge Village to have a firsthand information of what is happening there. Similar institutions like the one planned here are there in the USA and England,” said Rabb.

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