17-Mar-2015: The Aligarh Muslim University Alumni Affairs Committee today organized a Symposium on "Study and Research in Germany" at University Polytechnic auditorium. A large number of students and research scholars participated in the Symposium.
Addressing at the Symposium, the team leader of Duetscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD), German Academic Exchange Service, Dr. Shekha Sinha said that Germany has more than four hundred universities offering a wide variety of courses in various disciplines to more than 2.5 million students including 300,000 from abroad. He said that Germany is all set to give a head start to student career.
Dr. Sinha said that after USA and UK, Germany is the third country in terms of foreign students pursuing education there, and Indian students are rising every year.
Dr. Shekha Sinha said that all the universities in Germany are providing excellent quality of education without any tuition fee. She said that Germany offers numerous PhD programmes with English as the sole or primary medium of instruction.
Dr. Sinha said that every university in Germany is autonomous and as an international student, they are permitted to work for 120 full days or 240 half days in a year to support themselves. Germany has always had a very strong industry-academia linkage and students can get an opportunity to do internships in the German companies.
While welcoming the visiting team, Major General G. G. Dwivedi, Chairman of the AMU Alumni Affairs Committee said that AMU is trying to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with eminent universities of the world. He said that the Language programme will start from August2015 to provide the Masters, Bachelors and evening programmes in different prominent foreign languages.
Professor Asadullah Khan of Biotechnology, Prof. Imran Saleem, Dr. Ashraf Imam of Commerce and Dr. Najam of Women's Polytechnic played an important role in organizing the event.