New agreement will see VIT students studying on City’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Engineering and Computer Science.

By City Press Office(City Press Office), Published


A high-profile delegation from the Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) comprising VIT Chancellor Dr G. Viswanathan and the Deputy Director of VIT’s International Office, Dr R Seenivasan, visited City, University of London on the 5th May 2023.

The purpose of the visit was the signing of an amendment to the existing Memorandum of Agreement between VIT and City. The amendment opens up all of City’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Engineering and Computer Science to VIT students using the 2+2 model for undergraduate programmes and the 1+1 model for postgraduate programmes.


The partnership also includes student/staff mobility and research collaboration including the co-supervision of PhD students. The extension to the agreement was signed by City’s Deputy President, Professor Elisabeth Hill, and for VIT, by its Chancellor, Dr Viswanathan.

The VIT delegation was welcomed by Professor Hill, School of Science and Technology (SST) Executive Dean, Professor Rajkumar Roy, Mr Mark Hertlein, Head of the Office for Global Engagement, Mr Richard Appleby, City Deputy Registrar, members of the SST Deanery, Heads of Department and Dr Dirk Nitzsche, Associate Dean (International) of Bayes Business School.

The visitors were also led on a tour of some of the Engineering Labs (Optical Sensors and Biomedical Engineering Research) and were briefed on the ongoing research in the respective research teams by Professor Ken Grattan and Dr Meha Qassem.

730330VIT is one of India’s leading private universities, and was founded in 1984. It currently offers undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD degree across four campuses - Vellore, Chennai, Bhopal and Andhra Pradesh.

On 2nd May 2023 another VIT delegation visited City’s Department of Computer Science (CS).

The meeting was hosted by the Head of CS, Dr Ilir Gashi, and attended by six visitors from the Vellore Campus School of Information Technology, and SST Associate Dean (International) Dr Peter Popov.


Dr Gashi briefed the visitors on teaching and research in CS and offered them a short tour around the Interaction Lab. Head of the Interaction Lab, Stuart Scott, informed the visitors about the Lab’s consultancy work and its support for teaching.

The visitors expressed interest in partnering with the Interaction Lab and hope to build similar facilities at VIT.


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