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AUS engineering students tour India
Twenty-five engineering students from American University of Sharjah (AUS) recently visited India on a study tour organized by the AUS student branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The group toured India's capital, Delhi, and the neighboring city of Agra. They experienced true Indian culture and its many impressive landmarks, including India Gate, Qutub Minar, Humayan Tomb, Lotus Temple and the Presidential Palace. They also attended a Bollywood musical.
The students spent two days in the beautiful city of Agra, where they saw the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort. They also spent a day at Delhi Technological University (DTU), which is ranked as one of the best engineering schools in India. There they met with DTU students, toured the campus and visited its advanced labs. The group discussed the possibility of working on joint projects, especially between AUS's and DTU's IEEE student branches.
"Our trip to India was very interesting and included academic as well as cultural visits," said Dr. Lutfi Albasha, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, who accompanied the group. "India is an amazing country, rich and diverse in its culture and history. Above all, it was very satisfying to see AUS students, many who had only just met, quickly becoming great friends. I can see most staying in contact for many years ahead."
"The IEEE student leadership was exemplary. They performed with utmost care and impressive professionalism. They made the trip trouble free and enjoyable throughout," Dr. Albasha added.
"We might have seen only a small portion of the country, but what we experienced was truly wonderful and very interesting," said Alia AlEmadi, a senior mechanical engineering student. "To sum up my experience, I can say that India is one country I can't wait to journey around many times to come."