Siliguri, March 4: Representatives of the British Council today said they would like to start student exchange programmes between North Bengal University and universities in the UK.
The proposal was made by Lynne Heslop, senior education adviser at the British Council, New Delhi, who was in NBU today to attend a programme on “Strengthening Community Engagements in Higher Education”. The event was jointly organised by the department of life-long learning and extension, NBU, and Participatory Research in Asia in association with British Council.
The exchange programme would require the selected students to make field trips and conduct a research on the population profile of the area, the problems faced by them, create awareness on hygiene and counsel adolescents who have dropped out of school.
“The exchange programme will give opportunities to students to work in a global environment, develop understanding of other cultures and help them stand out in future careers,” said Heslop.