JU signs MoU with Racemix Molecules Pvt Ltd

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Dec 24: Under industry academia partnership, University of Jammu inked Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Racemix Molecules Pvt Ltd, Gurugram, Haryana, India (A subsidiary of Anphar Laboratories Pvt Ltd, Jammu), which is engaged in manufacturing and export of bulk drugs.
Racemix will provide skill based training at JU and its affiliated colleges. Further, emphasis will be laid on developing process for drugs and intermediates which are imported from other countries.
The MoU was signed by Prof Arvind Jasrotia, Registrar JU, Dr Rajesh Thapar and Anil Gupta, Directors, Racemix Molecules Pvt Ltd in the presence of Prof Manoj K Dhar, Vice Chancellor JU.
Prof Dhar emphasized that this is a historical event for the University of Jammu. He apprised the audience about the significance of taking this collaboration to the next level wherein university can collaborate with the industry in the areas of curriculum development and delivery through partnership models which include apprenticeships, hands-on training, real-life simulations and specialised employer training programmes, teaching and learning, research and development, consultancy as well as securing suitable industrial placements for students. He further said that MoU will play a pivotal role in building industry and skill based training programs at the JU, which will significantly improve employability and self entrepreneurship in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir.
Prof Naresh Padha, Dean Academic Affairs and Coordinator RUSA 2.0, emphasized that such partnership shall help in curriculum reforms to develop entrepreneurship and inclination towards applied research among the students. Prof Arvind Jasrotia, Registrar JU, said the partnership would give fillip to the young researchers and motivate them towards innovation and patent filing.
Dr Rajesh Thapar, Director, Racemix Molecules Pvt Ltd, who is also an alumnus of JU, said that collaboration between universities and industries is critical to accelerate students’ skills development, enhance their industry exposure as well promote participation and engagement via learning.
Earlier, Prof Kamal K Kapoor, Convener, IAPC, introduced the very concept of creating IAPC and signing of MoU. He informed that the Centre is not only striving to emerge as a trusted R&D partner but is also expecting numerous benefits via the enhancement of research and innovation through joint research projects, enrichment of student’s knowledge and their employability.