Rajagiri International School for Education and Research

Studying abroad is capturing increasingly, the imagination of students and their parents, especially in the fields of technology, biosciences, and media arts. Shrinking geographic boundaries, and more students feeling their expectations soaring high, are contributing to this passion for securing foreign degree, wherever possible. But the prohibitive costs of higher education abroad dampen the soaring expectations of our smart young people.

Rajagiri International School for Education and Research (RISER) was established in 1988, exclusively for research collaborations and joint degree programmes with leading international universities. RISER was registered as a Trust in March 2005. As an academic unit RISER is separate from Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology (RSET), but sharing the same campus. RISER works with a vision to help students interact effectively with people of different nations and cultures. There are two academic divisions in RISER, viz., the Management Division and the Engineering Division. The Engineering division of RISER has signed agreements for collaborative and faculty exchange programmes with select universities of repute.

The main theme of the memoranda of understanding allows RISER to admit students with Plus 2 qualification and who are desirous of studying engineering courses abroad. Typically, they study engineering courses for two years at RISER and spend another two years at the foreign university of their choice. The foreign university admits RISER students into the third year of its engineering programme, after transferring the credits for the courses the student had studied at RISER. In some cases, the student has the option of joining the foreign university after one year at RISER, and completing the remaining courses at the foreign university.

Advantage of RISER

The RISER strategy allows Indian students to earn engineering degrees from the participating universities at nearly half the cost of what they would incur if they study for the expensive engineering programmes abroad, in their entirety, from the first to the fourth years.
The students find the process of getting admission to a foreign university, less expensive, and much less cumbersome, than what it would have been, had they decided to seek admission to a foreign university on their own.
The RISER strategy has allowed the faculty members of RASET to study abroad and upgrade their degrees at reasonable costs to RASET as well as the faculty members.