KOCHI: The Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) has signed an MoU with the Kerala Police Academy (KEPA) to use the cyber intelligence research laboratory of Cusat to make policing more efficient in the technical side, apart from a slew of other objectives.
The MoU envisages collaboration between the two institutions to promote academic learning, training and research and to explore the possibility of joint academic programmes. It will facilitate the exchange of faculty and resource persons for academic and research purposes available in both institutions and jointly develop and organise thematic short term training programmes, seminars, conferences, workshops, case studies in the areas of mutual interest.
KEPA director B. Sandhya, who signed the MoU on behalf of KEPA, has expressed interest in starting MSc programmes in forensic science and cyber security and intelligence in association with Cusat. “We propose to start the course next year,” said Cusat VC Dr K.N. Madhusoodanan.
The MoU encourages CUSAT to initiate and undertake training of the KEPA trainers. Academic publication materials, library, computer labs, information, data, other research works related to common interest will be exchanged as per the MoU. Both institutions will share infrastructure and other facilities requires for academic and research purposes and jointly develop computer applications for Kerala Police Academy and Kerala Police.
Each institution will designate a coordinator to develop and implement specific activities and programmes....