University of San Diego Looks To Open Campus In Gujarat
India-West News Desk
SAN DIEGO, CA – Dr. Chell Roberts, Dean of the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering at the University of San Diego, has revealed plans to establish a new campus in Gujarat. The university will join forces with IIT Gandhinagar and other academic institutions to set up this innovative campus located in GIFT City, Gandhinagar.
Roberts told NDTV, “We anticipate the introduction of dual-degree programs in collaboration with other universities. Some courses will be taught on the new campus, providing students with the unique opportunity to split their studies between the United States and India. Additionally, we are excited to introduce online programs, a novel initiative for India.”
He emphasized the strategic advantages of these programs, saying, “Through our online offerings, we aim to reach a larger student population in India. The hybrid programs, blending online and on-campus elements, will enable us to cater to more students in India at a reduced cost, ensuring accessibility for a diverse group of learners. While our fully on-ground options in the United States will offer great benefits, we are committed to providing a wide range of high-quality education options to create a significant impact.”
Starting from April, the university plans to roll out online programs in artificial intelligence, data science, and cybersecurity. Roberts clarified that the initial focus will be on online programs as that could be done more swiftly.