The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT-Kgp), has launched a ‘Semester Away Programme’ (SAP), which will help its students to opt for a semester or two at any foreign or Indian university before the completion of their course.
“A student will be able to choose an institution in India or abroad and a course offered by them. They will choose the course, take the approval of the faculty and apply. The university does not necessarily have to be one we have an MoU (memorandum of understanding) with. If chosen, the students will be able to go there for one or a maximum of two semesters,” explained P K Das, dean of IIT-Kharagpur’s post-graduate programme.
CGPA of 7 or more required:
Students to make a choice:
"Studying in the top universities across the globe will add to their CV. The national/international exposure to the top institutes will make them more employable," added professor Das.
The fees incurred for the program has to be taken by students himself but if the IIT-Kgp has MoU with the host university or students have grabbed a scholarship then tuition fee and hostel charge can be reduced to some extent.