INTRODUCTION

The Directorate of Links and International Affairs (DLIA) was established by the University Council in July 2018. It is under the office of Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic (DVC-AC). The new Directorate does not work on its own to accomplish its tasks. It deals with various offices within the University. The Directorate is dealing with foreign admissions at both levels and coordinating other tasks such as examination, fee collection, recruitment of part time tutors, supervision of research students and collaboration with various institutions abroad.

The core functions of the directorate of Links and International Affairs is to oversee the University activities carried out internationally.  The office is also responsible for maintenance of a positive relationship and a sense of mutual connection between the International admission office and the larger admission offices and strive to increase enrolment of international students and retain the existing students. Consequently, the Directorate is obliged to ensure that the opportunities emanating from the core activities of the University such as research, consultancy and teaching are effectively exploited. Furthermore, the office is required by the University rolling strategic plan to improve the marketing strategies with our embassies and our sister institutions abroad in order to attract potential applicants as many as possible. The office is also responsible for regular review of the MOUs and SLAs and establish new collaborations locally and abroad.