JAMMU, Sept 5: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Jammu signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Jammu for Academic Cooperation, Joint Research, and other relevant areas of mutual interest.
The MoU was signed at the University of Jammu on the occasion of its Foundation Day, in the presence of Lt Governor Manoj Sinha and Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to LG.
The MoU was signed by Prof B S Sahay, Director, IIM Jammu, and Prof Umesh Rai, Vice-Chancellor, JU while Cmdr Kesavan Baskkaran, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), IIM Jammu and Dr Rahul Gupta, Registrar, JU along with the faculty and administrative staff of the university were present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof B S Sahay said that the collaboration with JU will help in fostering the advancement in the key areas ranging from teaching, research, and cultural understanding through submission of joint research proposals, publication in top-class journals, organizing national/international conferences, seminars, and symposiums. The Institute along with the University of Jammu will try to leverage the best of this partnership by working in the continued interest of the people of Jammu, and Kashmir and thereby paving the path for sustainable development for the nation and the globe, he added.
Prof Umeed Rai said that the collaboration with IIM Jammu will help JU to develop competence in many key areas ranging from the development of educational and training programs, long-range planning, development of entrepreneurship, better exposure for the faculty, students, and Institutional development. This partnership will lead to a significant exchange of synergies between both Institutes, he added.
Both institutes also agreed to support the exchange of academic, research, joint research proposals and funding and training material and sharing of academic data, scientific information, intellectual property, articles, and publications to have top-class journal publications. In addition, the Institutes will also collaborate with each other to offer advisory/consulting services to National and International Organizations, Collaborative Research and Publications, organize national/international conferences, seminars, symposiums, and training programs, and collaborate for promoting entrepreneurship, innovation, and incubation, sharing of common facilities.