Hyderabad, April 03, 2019: GITAM Deemed-to-be University has introduced a new program - Bachelor of Science (Blended) for the academic year 2019-20. The program has been designed in close collaboration with the University of Melbourne (UoM), Australia.
This innovative new curriculum integrates the four major disciplines of science (Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and Biology) into a common curriculum for all students for two years. This is followed by a strategic but diverse choice of major streams in the third year.
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The University of Melbourne will recognize the B.Sc. (Blended), and the graduates will be eligible to apply for postgraduate Science programs at the UoM on an equivalent basis. It will also promote the quality assured credentials of the program to support students who wish to explore postgraduate options at other institutions.
The UoM delegation consisting of three persons Prof. Andrew Drinnan, Prof. Alex Johnson, Associate Dean, International and Ms. Jessica Piesse, Project Coordinator, B.Sc. (Blended) program visited GITAM, Hyderabad on April 3, 2019. They have interacted with Prof. N.Siva Prasad, Pro Vice-Chancellor, GITAM, Hyderabad, Prof. G.A.Rama Rao, Principal, School of Science, HoDs and faculty of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics Departments. The delegates briefed about the Blended program as well as the merits of UoM. Prof. Rama Rao briefed about GITAM. After deliberations, they came to a conclusion to start this program after the approval of the Board of Studies. Meanwhile, both parties will enter into a letter of intent.
Prof. B.S.Madhava Rao, Retd. Professor, Pune University and Advisor to Australian delegates, Prof. Ch.Sanjan, Principal, School of Science, Prof. Rambabu Gundla, HoD, Chemistry, Prof. Balaji Rao Ravuri, HoD, Physics, Prof. K.Maruthi Prasad, HoD, Mathematics, were also a part on this occasion.