December 03, 2018: In a joint discussion presided by SRM AP Pro VC Prof. Narayana Rao, Registrar D. Gunasekaran, SRM AP faculty and staff, Pranesh Aswath, UTI Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Policy, UTI President Karbhari spoke of how, in face of global changes in education and workforce demands, education must adapt in modality with a flexible and adaptive curriculum. Karbhari explained the strides UTI has made in these critical areas.
UTI is an education leader in the Dallas-Arlington-Fort Worth area. With a student body representing 106 countries and over 2,000 from India it is one of the most diverse campuses in the world. Engineering enrolment in 2017 comprised the largest block followed by Business. On university research, Karbhari described how UTI’s model fosters the necessary conditions for research that includes external funding, a diverse student and faculty, interdisciplinary projects and commitment to commercialisation. To that end, UTI, a recognized member of APLU (Association of Public and Land-grant Universities) aims to collaborate with industry partners to make research contribute to practical solutions and regional economic development. With several common priorities between SRM AP and UTI in pedagogy and research, Prof. Narayana Rao proposed student exchange programs and collaboration in fields of genomics and proteomics, 3-D printing and smart cities technologies.