The University of Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the country’s prestigious Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) amidst an august gathering at Aligarh recently.
The MoU was signed by Prof. Tariq Mansoor, Vice Chancellor, AMU and MahbubulHoque, Chancellor, USTM, Ri-Bhoi in the presence of Abdul Hamid, IPS, Registrar, AMU and Prof AlakaSarma, Pro-Vice Chancellor, USTM.
Apart from the academics and high officials from AMU, a ten member team from USTM took part in the MoU signing ceremony at AMU.
Signing the MoU, Prof Tariq Mansoor said, “We are happy to sign MoU with USTM and I am sure, the two universities can develop a fruitful partnership. We will be happy to provide training to USTM staff in academic and administrative matters.”
He said that the doors of AMU are open for everybody, as AMU acts as a catalyst and role model for other educational institutions for development of education among the people, stated a USTM press communique
USTM Chancellor M Hoque expressed his gratefulness towards AMU for this partnership. He said that USTM will be greatly benefitted by this agreement as AMU has promised to extend guidance in academic and administrative matters. It has been a historic moment for USTM, he added.
As per the MoU, AMU will mentor USTM to achieve its objectives, through various programmes such as joint supervision for PhD scholars, AMU faculty support to USM in the areas of bio-technology, chemistry, environment science, business administration and social sciences, hosting of selected USTM students for short period, and permission to selected final year students of USTM to do their project work at AMU.
Apart from these, certain other activities will be undertaken jointly by both the universities, such as, joint submission of collaborative projects, jointly organising seminars and workshops. AMU will also provide guidance in infrastructure development and promotion of sports, it added.