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NIT Srinagar signs MoU with BNUT Iran to collaborate on academic activities

SRINAGAR: In order to explore collaborative, academic, research activities and understandings, the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Babol Noshirvani University of Technology (BNUT), Iran.

The MoU was signed by Director, NIT Srinagar Prof (Dr) Rakesh Sehgal and Chancellor, BNUT, Iran Prof (Dr) Javad Vaseghi Amiri to collaborate on different academic activities, a spokesman of the NIT said here this evening.

He said the BNUT was founded in 1973 by one of the greatest philanthropists of Iran, Late Seyed Hossein Fallah Noshirvani in Babol a city of Iran. Since the year 2008, it is known as Babol Noshirvani University of Technology.

The scope of collaboration on academic and research activities in MoU includes promoting and expanding international development by stimulating, supporting education, professional, and intercultural activities, involving projects among students, staff, and faculty members of BNUT and NIT Srinagar.

Director, NIT Srinagar Prof Sehgal said it is indeed of matter of great pleasure as two technological institutions are coming together to sign the historic MoU.

"We will take it forward for the benefit of students, faculty members, and other staff members of both respective intuitions. It will help us to serve humanity through technological dimensions", he said.

Prof Sehgal said it is a very positive step that the MoU will encourage academic partnership and fruitful research collaboration between NIT Srinagar and BNUT Iran. We are aiming forward for the joint research projects and faculty exchange programs," he said.

Director NIT Srinagar expressed his gratitude to Prof Javad Vaseghi Amiri, Chancellor of BNUT Iran for agreeing to sign this MoU between the two intuitions.

'Both intuitions are quite old institutions and I can see we have many common interests from the aims, objectives, and mandate of BNUT University including common programs ranging from UG, PG, Ph.D. degrees," he said.

Dr Sehgal said the signing of this MoU will bring these two intuitions closer and we will have definitely exchange of faculty, students and moreover the exchange of ideas for the benefit of students, faculty, and humanity in general.

"The aim and objectives of any technical institution or any medical institution is clear ultimately to enhance the quality of life of a common man," he said.

On the occasion, Prof Javad Vaseghi Amiri said the faculty from both the institutes will also collaborate in the joint submission of research project proposals, supervision of exchange students, and joint research in disciplines of mutual interest.

"I am happy to sign this MoU between the two intuitions and it will boost the mutual coordination between faculty, students and other staff workers. We are confident that this partnership will help us produce industry-ready graduates who are prepared to contribute towards the fast-growing global society, he said.

Registrar NIT Srinagar, Prof Kaiser Bukhari said the main objective of the MoU is to support reciprocity in university extension activities of common interests.

"It will include the exchange of books, scientific publications, study programs, academic projects, course information, seminars, conferences, and any other data and information of common interest," he said.

Prof Bukhari said it will develop joint research projects and joint publications. Conduct mutual international conferences and workshops and offer dual certificates.

The event was also attended by Prof M F Wani, Coordinator of TEQIP-III and Central Research Facility, Prof Najeeb-ud din, Dean of Academics, Prof G A Harmein, Dean of R&C, Prof Shamim Lone, Dean of Faculty Welfare, Prof Abdul Liman, Dean of Student Welfare.

The MoU event was attended by Dr Mustafa Rahimnejad, BNUT Iran, Dr Harveer Singh Pali, NIT Sringar, Dr Ranjeet Kumar Rout NIT Sringar.

The introduction about NIT Srinagar was briefed by Dr Harveer Singh Pali (Administrative Coordinator) while Dr Mustafa Rahimnejad (Administrative Coordinator) briefed about BNUT, Iran.

Dr Ranjeet Kumar Rout (Administrative Coordinator) briefed the scope of the MOU between the two intuitions. The entire event was hosted and moderated by Zoya Arief.


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