The upcoming SRM University in Amravati, Andhra Pradesh, said that it has signed an agreement with the MIT University to license course material.
According to the statement from the official "the University has begun working with MIT for the design and development of curriculum through the use of MITx courses, free online courses from MIT".
"These courses will incorporate the concepts of hybrid learning by utilizing both traditional and technologically-enabled teaching methods," the statement said.
"SRM is embracing a new method of learning, not before seen in India. We will emphasize practical and application-oriented learning via projects and lab courses rather than monologues that are the typical feature of our classrooms," said P. Sathyanarayanan, President of SRM University, Amaravati.
In order to make the effective delivery of these courses possible, the faculty from the SRM University will participate in the annual design camps in order to learn the techniques which will enable them to blend the MITx free online courses and MIT OpenCourseWare course material with the local content to be taught in the university.
"Developing research-led universities is fundamental to the progress of the state and the nation. We aim to do just that by bringing solutions to the problems that plague today's world," says Dr. Narayana Rao, Pro-Vice Chancellor of the university.
The University's main aim is to grow from being an engineering institution to an institution which offers integrated multi-disciplinary courses in the fields of management, law, medical sciences, pure sciences and liberal arts.