MIT to help SRM University in Andhra Pradesh to develop curriculum

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will develop curriculum for the upcoming SRM University, Andhra Pradesh—Amaravati—in subjects like calculus, electromagnetic theory, classical mechanics and computer programming. Photo: iStockphoto

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will develop curriculum for the upcoming SRM University, Andhra Pradesh—Amaravati—in subjects like calculus, electromagnetic theory, classical mechanics and computer programming. Photo: iStockphoto

Washington: The prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will a design curriculum for the Andhra Pradesh branch of the SRM University in key subjects. The university will develop curriculum for the upcoming SRM University, Andhra Pradesh—Amaravati—in subjects like calculus, electromagnetic theory, classical mechanics and computer programming, a statement said yesterday.

Being developed and designed through the use of MIT courses, these courses will incorporate the concepts of hybrid learning by utilising both traditional and technologically enabled teaching methods, the SRM University said here.

This will aid students in moving from a traditional learning to a hybrid learning approach by utilising educational technology and stimulating students to question and discover more, it said.

“SRM is embracing a new method of learning, not before seen in India. We will emphasise practical and application oriented learning via projects and lab courses rather than monologues that are the typical feature of our classrooms,” said P. Sathyanarayanan, president of SRM University, Amaravati.

“We would like to create a world class environment for our students here at SRM University and we want to help them create tomorrow,” he said.

To ensure the effective delivery of these courses in SRM, the university’s faculty will participate in annual design camps.

Through these camps, faculty will learn techniques to blend MITx courses and MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) course material with relevant local content into the courses offered, it said. PTI

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