English and Foreign Languages ​​University (EFLU) Hyderabad will teach Mandarin to students of Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) to help them understand and better meet the needs of the industry. manufacture of microchips in Taiwan.

Mandarin Chinese is the official language of China and Taiwan.

IITH officers said training students in Mandarin will help them collaborate with Taiwan and develop a better chipmaking ecosystem in the country. The two institutions reached a memorandum of understanding on Saturday at a ceremony attended by Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

EFLU Vice Chancellor and UGC member Prof. E Suresh Kumar said EFLU will train IITH students in Mandarin, English and other foreign languages, and that the The goal was to contribute to the chip manufacturing ecosystem in the country. On the other hand, the IITH will extend knowledge support in the field of technology and related services.

The agreement documents were signed and exchanged by EFLU Vice Chancellor Suresh Kumar and IITH Director Prof. BS Murthy. “The pact will help EFLU disseminate and advance knowledge by providing English and foreign language education and training services in traditional or virtual classroom mode in the form of academic, proficiency and development courses. skills to undergraduate, postgraduate, research students. IITH students, staff and faculty,” an EFLU statement read.

Similarly, IITH will provide knowledge support services to EFLU such as teaching and capacity building in technology and related fields.

Professor Suresh Kumar said it was a momentous occasion to sign the MoU and work with IITH. He said integrating humanities subjects with STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) subjects is the need of the hour and added that collaboration with IITH will greatly contribute in this direction.

Prof. Murthy said EFLU’s training of Mandarin students will help to collaborate with Taiwan and develop a better chipmaking ecosystem in the country in line with the Indian government’s vision.