Mangaluru: St Agnes College signs agreement with University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Media release

Mangaluru, Feb 28:
 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), USA signed an agreement of cooperation with St Agnes College (Autonomous) on February 27 to enable the faculty and students of the college to have study exchange programmes, engage in research & Course development programmes.

The agreement of cooperation offers a number of benefits for those interested students who would like to pursue their studies in UTRGV, USA. Application fees and Transcript evaluation fees will be waved off; TOEFL or IELTS which was a mandatory requirement earlier for study abroad is also waived off; unlike earlier, students graduating with a three year degree at St Agnes will get direct admission into Master’s programme; Students who have completed first year Master’s programme can continue their second year Master’s degree program at UTRGV campus with a F1 Visa and obtain a post graduate degree from the University of Texas. These students will avail of fellowships, scholarships, and research/teaching assistantships for the second year on-campus studies. These facilities are offered not only for the present students but also for all the past students of St. Agnes College.

A number of online courses are included in the agreement of cooperation.

It is indeed a rare privilege for students who aspire to do their higher students in the USA.

The signatories are Sr Dr M. Jeswina A C, Principal, St Agnes College (Autonomous), Mangaluru and Dr Parwinder Grewal, Executive Vice President for Research, Graduate Studies and New Program Development.

The team of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), USA is as follows:

1. Dr Parwinder Grewal - Executive Vice President for Research, Graduate Studies and New Program Development, 2. Ms. Jayshree Bhat - Assistant Vice President for Professional Education and Workforce Development (the alumnae of St Agnes College, Mangalore), 2. Dr Sudershan Pasupuleti- Associate Dean for Online Programs, Graduate College 3. Stephanie Larralde - Associate Director, Graduate College, 4. Prof Chris Lewis- Coordinator for International Collaborations.


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  • Judith DCunha, Mangalore /Bangalore

    Sat, Mar 2 2019

    Congratulations dear Sister. Wish you all the best. God bless you and the team

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  • Max and Jessie Rasquinha, Mangalore, Houston/Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.

    Fri, Mar 1 2019

    This is a marvelous achievement , Sr. Jeswina. This will bring St. Agnes College as well as University of Texas at Rio Grande closer and closer in all their future Educational aspirations. Both the Institutions will gain from this arrangement as there is so much to share between the two Institutions.

    Education Is a "Special Area" for a country such as India to share with the rest of the world. University of Texas has earned a great name all over Texas and beyond, and now with the affiliation with a Texas Educational Institution the students as well as the faculty members will continue to gain so much more.

    Education also enables us to strengthen our relations by earning more confidence in all that we wish to pursue in the interest of our Indian students who have so much to render to the global Education and Global culture. May this new step bring greater understanding between Texas and Mangalore, and may the students and the faulty members continue to gain ten fold.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Feb 28 2019

    Now you need not send your children out of India ...

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