The Alagappa University at Karaikudi in south India's Tamil
Nadu, will teach English and yoga to Chinese students, Indo-Asian
News Service (IANS) reported in New Delhi Wednesday.
It is reported that the Alagappa University, located 550
kilometers south of Chennai, has signed a memorandum of
understanding with the Harbin Engineering University, Helongjiang
Province; Jiujiang University, Jiangxi Province; and Yunyang
Teachers College, Hubei Province.
The important areas chosen for cooperation between these
universities are yoga, communicative English and computer
The Alagappa University plans to offer a one-year advanced
short-term language proficiency course in communicative English to
Chinese diploma holders, the report said.
"The university's senior faculty members will spend a couple of
months at Chinese universities, teaching Yoga to students there,"
IANS quoted Alagappa University Vice Chancellor P. Kanniappan as
In February, a Chinese team will be in Karakudi to assess the
infrastructure facilities at the university for the student to
(Xinhua News Agency January 4, 2006)