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Memorandum of Understanding with Technical University of Košice

IIT Bombay signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Technical University of Kosice/Slovakia on 04/12/2017 under the Erasmus+ programme. Under the Erasmus+ programme, Inter-institutional agreement can be signed by two or more higher education institutions (HEIs), at least one of them must be located in the Programme Country of Erasmus+. Higher education Institutions have to agree on the period of validity of this agreement. There are 28 countries in the Erasmus+ Programme. Clauses may be added to template to make agreement suitable to the nature of institutional partnership.

Under the agreement the partner institutes agree to cooperate for the exchange of students and/or staff. They commit to respect the quality requirements of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education in all aspects of the organisation and the management of the mobility, in particular the recognition of the credits(or equivalent) awarded to students by the partner institution also commit to sound and transparent management of funds allocated to them through Erasmus+. The partner institute agree to provide a statistical distribution of their grading to facilitate the interpretation of grades to transfer the credit by the sending institution. The sending and receiving institutions will provide for assistance, when required in securing visas to the students. The sending and receiving institution will also provide for the insurance for the students under the exchange programme. The receiving  institute is also assumed to assist the exchange students to find accomodation.

The Technical University of Košice was founded in 1952, but its roots must be sought much deeper in the past. As early as 1657 the Universitas Cassoviensis was established in Košice, but technical education in Slovakia was only elevated to higher - education level in 1762, when the Austro-Hungarian monarch Maria Theresa established the Mining Academy in Banská Štiavnica. This provided education and promoted research activity in a group of scientific disciplines ranging from ore mining through to production and processing of metal materials.

The origins of higher technical education in Košice reach back to 1937, when the M.R.Štefánik State Technical College was established in the city. Teaching was supposed to start in the academic year 1938/39, but the pre-war events following the Vienna Arbitration caused the college to be moved first to Prešov, then to Martin and finally to Bratislava, where it remained and later formed the basis for the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava.

The true birth of the Košice Technical College came on 8 July 1952, when the Czechoslovak Government issued Directive No.30/1952 Statutes setting up three faculties, namely the Faculties of Heavy Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy. These were joined in 1969 by the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and in 1978 by the Faculty of Civil Engineering. The important event of the renaming of the College into the Technical University of Košice occurred on 13 February 1991. In 1992 the Faculty of Professional Studies was set up in Prešov, which was transformed in 1996 into today’s Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies.

The year 1992 also saw the introduction of the Faculty of Economics, which meant that the University outgrew its original framework of purely technical disciplines, and it continued in this trend in 1998 with the founding of the present-day Faculty of Arts.

The Faculty of Aeronautics of the Technical University of Košice was established on 1 January 2005 as a successor of the Air Force Academy of Milan Rastislav Štefánik in Košice, which has been a prestigious educational institution in Europe and in the world providing university education for pilots and air operating personnel for over 30 years