Lotus Temple, India

Computer Science & Engineering - India

Almost all software industry giants from the U.S. have offshore development centers in India. The purpose of this program is to broaden students’ global perspective and deepen their critical and comparative thinking skills on offshore software development. Students will learn to understand software development outsourcing models, execution, and practices in multinational offshore centers. As opposed to the traditional classroom, students will gain this knowledge through visits at IT industries in conjunction with lectures from IT professionals. In addition, students will experience work performed by multinational collaborative planning ventures that allow for cost-effective software development.

By traveling to India, participants may begin to understand why so many companies have begun outsourcing as well as learn about current policies and dynamics of offshore centers. The knowledge and skillset gained from this program will be invaluable in the globally expanding job market or in becoming an entrepreneur.


    • Locations: Bangalore & New Delhi (India)
    • Dates: May 19 - June 3, 2017 (Maymester)

Location Information

Travel Across India

Industrial visits will take place at some of the leading industries like Infosys, Tata Consulting Services, Tech Mahindra, HCL, InterralT, Software Technology Park of India and some small industries at Bangalore, Mysore and Delhi. Academic institutions would include IISc and IIIT.

Cultural and historical sites include the visit to The Taj Mahal (Agra), Red Fort and Lotus Temple (New Delhi), Palaces, temple in Bangalore and some museums.

For more information contact

Faculty Leader

Dr. Rabi Mahapatra
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Room 520-B Bright Building
rabi@cse.tamu.edu | (979) 845-5787

Engineering Global Programs
Engineering Activities Building A

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Ms. Jane Flaherty
Study Abroad Program Office
3262 TAMU
jflaherty@tamu.edu | (979) 845-0544

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Courses Offered

CSCE 485 - Directed Studies: Software Development, Globalization and Culture (3 CR)

Technical elective in Software

Course will also count as a technical elective in CHEN, MMET, MEEN, and NUEN.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Good academic standing with university
  • Approval of the professor
  • Required to attend ALL program specific orientations

Scholarship & Financial Aid


The Study Abroad Programs Office offers scholarships based on merit and financial need. Applications are available through Scholarships & Financial Aid and deadlines are listed on the website below. The Continuing Student Scholarship application opens Nov. 1, 2016 and closes at 11:59 p.m. Feb. 1, 2017. To apply, please visit: https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp


The Texas A&M University College of Engineering is offering scholarship for selected student who has a 2.5 or higher GPA at time of application. There is no need to apply for the engineering scholarship, it is automatic if students meet all of the requirements listed below:

  • Have a 2.5 or higher GPA at time of application
  • Satisfy the course requirements for admission
  • Be admitted and confirmed by Feb. 15, 2017
  • Required to attend all Study Abroad Programs Office (SAPO) and College of Engineering pre-trip orientations
  • Submit requested documents by deadlines

Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of Texas A&M University study abroad programs. If you have any other questions, please contact the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid (2nd Floor Pavilion) or (979) 845-3236. https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp

Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Program Office for financial resources: http://studyabroad.tamu.edu


The following chart estimates the total out of pocket expenses a student may have participating in this program.

Estimated Program Fee (subject to change)Cost
Housing, Tours, Excursions, Group Meals, Coordination and Administration, Faculty Expenses, Indian Visa, Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI), SAPO Administrative Fee, Miscellaneous $2,500
Additional Expenses (not included in program fee) 
Tuition & Fees (in-state resident for 3 credit hours) $1,300*
International Airfare (estimate) $1,200
Passport (if not previously obtained) $145
Meals (not included in Program Fee) $225
COE Competitive Scholarship (guaranteed) for students with a 2.5 GPA at time of application $500
Total Estimated Cost$4,870

Check the Student Business Services website (http://sbs.tamu.edu) for exact tuition/fee amount as it varies per student.

Scholarships for SEC students

Students from participating SEC schools should contact their financial aid office regarding scholarships or other sources of support. Texas A&M University does not provide scholarship support or financial aid to students from other universities.