IIIT-B to share teaching tips with Myanmar institute

BENGALURU: The International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIIT-B), a deemed university, is leaving its footprints in distant Myanmar. Teachers from Myanmar Institute of Information Technology (MIIT), Mandalay, are visiting IIIT-B to learn teaching methodologies used by the faculty here.

IIIT-B, funded by the state government and IT sector, has been mentoring MIIT since its inception in 2014 as part of an Indo-Myanmarese MoU. A delegation of five professors from MIIT and its pro-rector (vice-chancellor) is now in the city to get first-hand knowledge on various academic activities at IIIT-B.

The team said their first batch of postgraduate diploma in software technology (PGDST) students, who passed out in 2015, witnessed hundred per cent placements, thanks to IIIT-B’s guidance.

All the 30 students have been placed at various IT companies in different countries, with some of them managing to bag US $2,000 per month packages in Singapore and Vietnam, they said.
S Sadagopan, director IIIT-B, said there are 30 IT companies in Myanmar. “We have helped MIIT to set up infrastructure and labs and provided faculty for another five years. Our faculty will train teachers in MIIT. Only from the sixth year will Myanmarese teachers teach MIIT students,” he added.
The MoU is valid for five years and currently, 10 IIIT-Bians are teaching in MIIT. From this year, MIIT will also offer BTech in two streams — computer science and electronics and communication.
Mie Mie Khin, pro-rector of MIIT, said: “For the first time, the Myanmar government has partnered with India to establish a new university in our country. We need good teachers and IIIT is helping in providing training to Myanmar teachers to work in MIIT. The curriculum has been designed by IIIT-B; from next year, it will be joint initiative by IIIT-B and MIIT,” she added.
There will be student- and cultural-exchange programmes between MIIT and IIIT.


Source: The Times Of India City

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