University Of San Diego to set up campus in Gujarat’s GIFT City


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University of San Diego is among one of the first foreign universities aiming to set up a campus in Gujarat’s gift city. The university will collaborate with IIT Gandhinagar and other prominent varsities to open their first campus in India.

The University of San Diego, chartered in July 1949, boasts a rich history and academic excellence. With 89 undergraduate and graduate programs, USD enrolls approximately 9,073 students across various disciplines, earning its classification among “R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity.”

USD’s foray into GIFT City is part of a broader initiative to expand its global footprint. The American university intends to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with IIT Gandhinagar and other educational institutions to facilitate the establishment of its campus in GIFT City.

According to reports, the university aims to offer dual degree programs in collaboration with Indian universities. This innovative approach will allow students to pursue a portion of their studies in the US and the remaining portion in India. USD also plans to introduce online programs, catering to a wider audience and providing education at a more accessible cost.

Through its India campus USD plans to offer a wide range of education options of the highest quality to make a significant difference. It will also offer online courses as well as hybrid programs at a lower cost.

The GIFT City campus is expected to become a hub for international education, with USD joining the ranks of prestigious institutions like Deakin University. Discussions are also underway with other foreign universities, including Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), Monash University (Australia), Imperial College London (UK), and the University of California, Berkeley (USA), to explore the possibility of setting up campuses in GIFT City.

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