17 global universities at ICAS orientation
Manipal: The 23rd batch of International Centre for Applied Sciences (ICAS) had a formal orientation program at Chaitya Hall in Fortune Inn Valley View here on Wednesday. The initiation included a one-on-one interaction with representatives of the 17 partner universities who were present.
150 students have been registered this year for ICAS. Chief Guest of the function, Dr Lyn Bartlett, Associate Dean, Andrews University, USA said that ICAS and the partner universities have been working closely and will continue to do so to ensure a successful career of the students. He said he was extremely proud of Manipal University’s graduates. “One of the names that come immediately to me is in the United States, he is the CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella,” Dr Lyn said.
A student enrolled in the program studies two years in ICAS and then moves on to one of the partner universities of their choice to complete their graduation and get their engineering degrees from the partner university. The program which started in 1994 has seen over 1500 students graduate. “ICAS prepares Indian students towards holistic higher education which facilitates their study in universities abroad. The program is designed to be a perfect launch pad for those students who aspire to study and graduate from one of the top global universities we have a tie up with,” said Dr Radhakrishna S Aithal, Director of ICAS in his welcome address.
Meanwhile, the digital display board at the Manipal Edu building which was inaugurated by Manipal University Chancellor, Dr Ramdas M Pai on August 15 during the flag hoisting ceremony was today used to display images of the orientation program.