University of Delhi ties up with U21Global

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New Delhi, Mar 26 (UNI) The Delhi University has joined the Universitas 21 network, an international network of research- intensive universities to provide quality online higher education in a global market place.

DU is the first Indian varsity to become part of the network, headquartered in Singapore.

National University of Singapore, McGill University and University of Melbourne are some of the other universities that are part of the consortium.

Established in 1997, Universitas 21 is an international network of leading research-intensive universities that formed U21Global to provide quality online higher education in a global market place.

The Delhi University's participation in the network brings the number of U21Global affiliate universities to 21 members.

''We are delighted to welcome the University of Delhi and we look forward to the new opportunities for collaboration and learning which our Indian colleagues will bring," said Dr Helen Lange, Dean of Business Management Programmes, U21Global.

DUs Dean International Relations-- Science and Technology, Professor Srineevas said, ''We are happy that the University which has long upheld excellence in academics is now a part of U21Global.

We are very pleased that Delhi University can now reach out to even more students." Established in 2001, U21Global is the world's premier online Graduate School that offers globally recognised graduate programmes.

The graduate school is backed by an international network of 21 leading research-intensive universities in 13 countries.

U21Global has enrolled students from 60 countries around the world including those from Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.

The Delhi University, the largest in India, has more than 300,000 students and about 7,000 teachers. There are 78 colleges largely for undergraduate students and 84 departments mostly for postgraduate students, and the colleges, including those that are engaged in professional courses, are spread across the city.

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