AP central varsity signs MoU with Central University of Punjab and JNU Delhi

ANANTAPUR: The Central University of Andhra Pradesh here has signed a Tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and the Central University of Punjab, Bathinda.

Titled ‘The Consortium for Higher Educational Institutions (CHEIs) of India,’ the MoU is a joint venture initiated by three higher education institutions of the Union Government and is based out of JNU in New Delhi.

The vice chancellor of CU-AP, Prof SA Kori said this will be a milestone in the progress of this university towards achieving its goal of providing opportunities to students to enhance their knowledge and skills. JNU vice chancellor Prof Shantishree Pandit and the vice chancellor of Central University of Punjab, Prof. RP Tiwari said they were happy to involve their universities in this effort.

The consortium seeks to develop academic collaboration for scaling up implementation of NEP 2020, facilitating skilling and entrepreneurship, sharing resources and encourage research contributions for solving the problems of the local and regional communities.

All the participating institutions recognize the importance of strong collaboration between HEIs in terms of research, academic activities, and social outreach with a view to meaningfully upscaling implementation of the reforms envisioned in NEP 2020, they said.

Further, the Consortium aims to focus on areas such as advancement of knowledge-based enterprises, appropriate technical and management skills for future technology development, information exchange, and work towards a knowledge-driven society with human values and universal brotherhood, they claimed.

The member universities of the consortium have agreed to offer joint degree / diploma/ certificate courses, thereby providing a forum for collaboration in academics and research and to share infrastructure, equipment, library and other resources.

They will be facilitating joint supervision of PhD programmes and internship and dissertation works of graduate and postgraduate students apart from conducting joint training programmes, seminars, webinars and conferences to promote knowledge and enhance research and other relevant skills.

The universities will be undertaking joint research projects for attracting extramural funding and put in a collaborative effort to address the environmental and health issues of the region.

The MOU will also be promoting faculty-student exchange and entrepreneurial activity while organising joint placement drives. The universities will also be maintaining joint consultancy services, the vice chancellors said.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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