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INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Centre for Social Action has tie-up with 8 international universities, as part of bilateral cooperation on the community development program and student exchange through memorandum of understanding.  Students from partner universities abroad visit CHRIST (Deemed to be University) for fieldwork placement and service-learning projects which can last for a duration of 3 weeks and go up to 6 months. Some students even take up a yearlong course as part of their academic curriculum. The students are given the opportunity to explore the problems of the people at the grassroots level and they use their knowledge and skills to help the people to come out of their problems. The students are usually placed slum development projects of Centre for Social Action and in Non-Governmental organizations (NGOs) based on the motivation and interest of the students who work for social development. This rich experience they get contributes to their professional development, personal development and carrier. Apart from this, the students also get the chance to visit rural villages and understand the life of the people there, which helps them to understand life from two different angles.

The international students are guided and supported by the CSA team and faculties from the Department of Sociology and Social work. They have their weekly meetings where they share their learning experiences and challenges and they are helped to achieve the results. It is mandatory for the students to complete the course where they get a credit from their respective university and they continue the education.

Students from CHRIST (Deemed to be University) also get a chance to attend these international universities for a semester or for different international programs. Along with the student exchange, there are faculty exchanges also organized, where they take classes for the students, involved in joint research, involve in the student evaluation process, participation in seminar etc.

 

MoU process in brief

The international universities who want to collaborate with CSA and CHRIST, have mutual interaction with the team and they explore the possible areas of collaboration. Once it is mutually agreed, they develop a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the legal agreement and they facilitate the activities mentioned in the MoU. Both Universities will have continues interaction and they agree with each other with regard to the number, duration, activities, logistics etc. The students and faculties are given formal invitation letter for them to apply for their visa and on the approval of the visa, they come for the desired activity. The students and faculties are given accommodation, transportation and other facilities based on the provision mentioned in the MoU.

 

Statistics of students, faculties and visitors.

SL No 

Name of the University

MoU Valid from

MoU Valid till

Students visited in 2015-2019

Faculties visited 2015-2019

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

1

HAN University

23/10/2017

23/10/2022

14

11

15

4

2

3

4

2

2

VID University

14/08/2017

14/08/2021

16

7

8

6

0

0

0

2

3

NoRD (BoDO)University

22/05/2017

21/05/2020

6

3

1

1

0

0

2

0

4

NTNU (HiST)University

25/01/2017

24/01/2021

13

7

7

5

0

0

0

3

5

Hong Kong Baptist University

23/01/2017

22/01/2022

0

3

2

0

0

1

0

0

6

Chung Chi College

23/02/2018

22/02/2020

0

0

4

0

0

0

0

0

7

Tubingen University

 

 

 

0

0

3

0

0

0

0

0

8

Zurich University

 07/02/2017

 07/02/2019

8

11

12

12

6

4

4

4

 

No of MoU signed and active

Sl. No.      

Name of Universities

Valid from

Valid till

Status of MoU

Validity

Activities

1

HAN University

23/10/2017

23/10/2022

Renewed

5 years

 

  • Exchange of graduates and/or undergraduates students for semester studies

  • Service-learning projects for students from HAN and CU

  • Fieldwork placement

  • Exchange of faculty and/or staff

  • Joint research activities and publications

  • Participation in seminars and academic meetings

  • Exchange of academic materials and other information

  • The special short term academic programme

2

NORD (BODO) University

22/05/2017

21/05/2020

Renewed

3 Years

 

  • Exchange opportunity among professors, researchers and students

  • Jointly work on higher studies

  • Joint research

3

VID Specialized (Diakonhjemmet) University

14/08/2017

 13/08/2021

Renewed

3 years

  • Challenge and support the students in developing their professional skills

  • Short term and long term fieldwork

  • Prepare the students for fieldwork

  • Assist students finding suitable accommodation

  • Assigning suitable supervisors

4

NTNU (HiST)

University

07/03/2019

07/03/2024

Renewed

4 years

  • Exchange of Faculty members

  • Exchange of students for field placement and project

  • Joint research activities

  • Joint activities

  • Participating in seminars and academic meetings

  • Other areas in which concrete mutual interest in cooperation is established or will be developed

5

HONG KONG Baptist University

23/01/2017

22/01/2019

Need to renew

2 years

  • Service Learning/Fieldwork exposure for students

6

Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

23/02/2018

22/02/2020

Signed

2 years

  • Service Learning/Fieldwork exposure for students

7

ZURICH University

 10/10/2019

 09/10/2021

Renewed

2 years

  • Exchange of Scholars

  • Organization of joint Research

  • Collaboration in the area of education and continuing education

  • Other academic exchange to which both the institution agree

8

Care Animations

17/10/2019

16/10/2022

Signed

3 years

  • Creation of animated videos on the relevant topics

 

Contribution of the students

  1. The student prepared different levels of English book and geography book for the Transit School children

  2. Trained the mothers of the children from Day Care Centre to prepare nutritious food and prepared recipe chart

  3. Children from L R Nagar were trained in guitar and music

  4. The students could address some of the problems related to health in L R Nagar

  5. Helped in marketing products of Parivarthana and production of new items at a lesser cost

  6. Promoted business and helped in marking the products of the SHG for income generation

  7. Taught communication skill to the SHG women

  8. Taught the children from the slum community, English, Maths and Social Sciences based on the curriculum

  9. Prepared curriculum and assessment tool for the Transit school

  10. Promoted terrace garden among the women in L R Nagar

  11. Helped in forming SHG and provided training

  12. Taught in schools in the neighborhood of L R Nagar

  13. Worked with different NGOs and helped them and supported them with the need

  14. Shared their knowledge, culture and life in their country with the students from CU

  15. Conducted video conference with a group of students from L R Nagar and from the Netherlands

  16. Helped the adolescents drop out girls to continue their education

 

 

Learning of the students

  1. Learned Indian culture and the system followed

  2. Learned about the caste system, village life and different Indian languages.

  3. Learned about Indian food, traffic, people, climate and they could understand the relations between people

  4. Visited different places in India and get to know the difference between the region and cultural heritage

  5. Become socially responsible through different services they have rendered

  6. Contributed for the Child sponsorship porgramme of CSA

  7. Understood different Indian festivals

  8. They could engage in different classes organized at CHRIST