Karnataka invites Edinburgh University to set up campus in Bengaluru

Edinburgh University officials responded positively to the proposal, an official statement said.

The Minister, during his visit to the 450-year-old university located in Scotland, held discussions with the top officials.
The Minister, during his visit to the 450-year-old university located in Scotland, held discussions with the top officials.

Karnataka Minister of Higher Education C N Ashwath Narayan has invited United Kingdom’s Edinburgh University to open its campus in Bengaluru. The Minister, during his visit to the 450-year-old university located in Scotland, held discussions with the top officials of the varsity and put forth this offer, the Minister’s office said in a statement.

According to an official statement, Edinburgh University officials responded positively to the proposal and added that Narayan invited them to attend the silver jubilee celebration of the Bengaluru Tech Summit (BTS-22) scheduled for November.

“The National Education Policy (NEP 2020) which is being implemented in Karnataka paves way for internationalisation of education. In addition, Edinburgh University is renowned for multi-disciplinary education which is also the core of NEP. These factors favour Edinburgh University to set up its campus in Bengaluru,” he said.

Also, the Minister held consultations pertaining to collaborations in higher education besides deliberating on the introduction of ‘Twinning Courses’. He visited the Bayes Centre, which is an incubation and a unique model of a multi-disciplinary education centre on the Edinburgh University campus, and also witnessed the robotic lab, data science, and AI centres housed there.

With inputs from PTI.

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