Plaksha University, one of India’s most extensive collective philanthropic efforts to build a technology university of global eminence, has signed an MoU with Cambridge University Press & Assessment to explore academic collaborations.
The proposed collaboration will focus on:
Supporting Ph.D. students, Research scholars, and Faculty Members to publish articles and manuscripts through academic workshops, Exploring publishing in Cambridge University Press Journals through various models, assessing possibilities of a Cambridge University Press -Plaksha Science and Technology book series, Providing that Integrated learning assessment and solutions to improve the English language skills of the learner benchmarked against the global recognized Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, Examining possibilities of providing globally recognized Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) programs to strengthen teachers’ teaching and pedagogical skills.
This MoU was signed between Prof. Rudra Pratap, the Founding Vice Chancellor of Plaksha University (former Deputy Director of the Indian Institute of Science), and Arun Rajamani, Managing Director of Cambridge University Press & Assessment, South Asia.
Speaking about the collaboration, Dr. Brainerd Prince, the Director of the Center for Thinking, Language and Communication at Plaksha University, said, “Over recent years, universities have designed and prodivded their courses so that students are upskilled to cope with the fast-paced and tech-enabled business environment. In the last couple of years of the pandemic, most Indian students have been unable to travel abroad.
As a result, in these challenging times, partnerships are helping students access the best international education. The Teaching Knowledge Test (OJT) programs will also create a more learner-centric environment in the classroom.”
Ajay Pratap Singh, Business Head, Academic, Cambridge University Press, commented on the association, “This association is in line with our mission of strengthening research and enabling an environment where the academic fraternity can exchange knowledge, contribute to emerging academic discourses, and being able to publish cutting-edge work. We want to contribute to the early training of researchers and work closely with Plaksha University to shape path-breaking academic and higher education content that will travel globally and foster an enabling environment for scientific learning.”
About Plaksha University Founded by 60+ technology and business leaders from 5 countries, Plaksha envisions reimagining technology education and research for India and the world. With strong partnerships with UC Berkeley, Purdue, SRI International, IIT Kanpur, and IISc Bangalore, Plaksha aims to create an entrepreneurial and research ecosystem nurturing a new generation of catalytic leaders.
About Plaksha’s Centre for Thinking, Language, and Communication (CTLC) The Centre for Thinking, Language and Communication [CTLC] at Plaksha University was launched in April 2022 with the vision of enhancing the thinking, linguistic and communicative capacities of engineers and technology students so that they are not only empowered to realize their human potential optimally but are also able to effectively participate in global conversations that seek to solve real-time challenges facing our planet by enrolling themselves in the field of academia, research, entrepreneurship, and the corporate world. The CTLC is designed to offer spaces, opportunities, and products that will deepen and enhance the power of thinking, language, and communication in the students, staff, and faculty of Plaksha University and enable them to develop their communication style.
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