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Georgia Tech Brings its Online Masters in Computer Science to India

Bennett University in discussions to provide students the required on-ground support for Georgia Tech’s Online Masters in Computer Science Program (OMS-CS)

Published by Nidhi Bahl on 12-04-2016
 

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Students will get on-ground support for Georgia Tech’s online course

 

OMSCS course will address the rising costs of higher education

 

Students can learn from one of the best technological universities in the world

Online Masters of Science in Computer Science (OMSCS), the much acclaimed online Master’s course from Georgia Tech, has been launched in India. Dr Zvi Galil, Dean College of Computing, Georgia Tech, on the sidelines of an event in Delhi, said that discussions were underway for an association with Bennett University, wherein students undertaking online courses from Georgia Tech will receive on ground support from Bennett University.

 

The Online Masters in Computer Science Program (OMS-CS) was started in the year 2013, in partnership with Udacity and AT&T. President Obama, at a recent event, held the programme as an example of the kind of innovation needed by their education system to address the rising costs of higher education.

 

Speaking on the association, Dr Zvi Galil, Dean College of Computing, Georgia Tech said, “Online courses are the biggest means of learning for the working population across the globe. I believe with the introduction of Online Masters in Computer Science in India, students here can learn from one of the best Technological Universities in the world and get ready for the next level in their careers. Our online courses have been welcomed around the world and this is very exciting as we continue to grow each day.”

 

Dr Yaj Medury, Vice-Chancellor, Bennett University, said “Georgia Tech is one of the leaders in the online education sector and we are delighted to be considered for an association with them for their OMSCS course. It has been our constant endeavour to bring the best to our stakeholders and we believe this association will help students get desired exposure in one of the best of online courses available”

 

This is the second in the line of such associations for Bennett University, the first being with edX under which edX will be the preferred worldwide provider of massive open online courses (‘MOOCs’) to Bennett University. Both Dr Galil and Dr Medury plan to showcase the OMSCS programme as the ideal kind of online education that one needs to look up to.

 

About Bennett University

 

An initiative from The Times of India Group, Bennett University launches July 2016 with the promise of making students ‘life and career ready’. Supported by research-driven faculty, global academic partnerships and a well-rounded industry-centric curriculum, the University will prepare students to compete and prosper in a rapidly-transforming world.

 

Located in Greater Noida within the National Capital Region, the University will initially offer a B.Tech in Engineering (with specializations in Computer Science Engineering, Electronics & Communications and Mechanical Engineering), and an MBA in Management. Over the next few years, it will expand to a comprehensive offering of undergraduate, post-graduate and PhD programmes across Engineering, Management, Media, Law, Design, Architecture, Liberal Arts and Applied Sciences.

 

About Georgia Tech

 

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the Georgia Institute of Technology is a leading research university committed to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. As a leading technological university, Georgia Tech has more than 100 centers focused on interdisciplinary research that consistently contribute vital research and innovation to American government, industry, and business.

 

Georgia Tech’s renowned College of Computing launched the revolutionary Online Masters in Computer Science Program (OMS-CS) in 2013, in partnership with Udacity and AT&T. President Obama, at an recent event, held the programme as an example of the kind of innovation needed by their education system to address the rising costs of higher education. In addition to the OMS-CS, the College of Computing is leading the way towards what it calls the “new face of computing” by implementing programmes aimed at bringing in more women engineers and establishing a more diversified engineering discipline.
 

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