An agreement has been signed between the University of Delhi and Glasgow under which the students would receive lectures from Glasgow and vice versa through video link.
The memorandum was signed by Professor Dinesh Singh vice chancellor of Delhi University with Professor Anton Muscatelli, principal and vice chancellor of the University of Glasgow, to formalize their links. Both the universities are members of Universitas 21 (U21), the leading global network of world class, research intensive universities for the 21st century.
The programme will begin from this year when faculties in Glasgow will use video link technology to teach aspects of English literature to students in Delhi. On the other hand the Glasgow students will receive lectures in post colonial literature from Delhi. A fund of 10,000 pound has been given to this project by the British Council Knowledge Exchange Partnership as well as support from the University of Glasgow’s International Partnership Development Fund.
The first joint project will be in English Literature which will be taken by Professor Nigel Leask, Regius Chair of English Language and Literature in the University of Glasgow’s School of Critical Students and a Fellow of the British Academy.
Plans are on to provide video linked seminars for senior undergraduate students and Masters students at Delhi. It is an effort to help students of both the continents exchange ideas on literature.