KARACHI: An 11-member delegation of Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) has left for Hainan Tropical Occasion University of Hainan Province of China, for one month internship. An official of the institution said here on Monday that it was the first group of SMIU students, which is participating in the internship program, after getting university status for the institution. Giving details about the SMIU delegation, Sindh Madressatul Islam University Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh said that the delegation was comprised of 10 students of final year and one faculty member. He said the host university was providing residence and tuition fees to the students; SMIU has borne the expenditure of air tickets, while the students will bear their daily expenditure of food etc. He said that the internship program was carried out under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by both the universities –SMIU and Hainan Tropical Occasion University, last year at SMIU, during the visit of heads of leading Chinese universities, to SMIU. He further stated that besides providing quality education to SMIU students at the campus, we are trying to provide them international exposure too. Earlier, a delegation of nine students and four faculty members had visited UK universities, under an agreement with British Council. Similarly, a delegation of 50 boy and girl students of SMIU had visited important universities in Pakistan, located in Islamabad, under the National Leadership Program, SMIU vice chancellor said and added that the main objective of SMIU’s these efforts to produce good, competent, eligible and honest future leadership.