A MoU has been signed between Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and the University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya (USTM) today in New Delhi. The MoU was signed by Prof. S. K. Sopory, Vice-Chancellor, JNU, New Delhi on behalf of Jawaharlal Nehru University and Shri Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor, USTM, on behalf of University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya in presence of high officials of JNU & Prof Akhtar Siddique, former Chairman, NCTE in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor, JNU on the 25th of January, 2016 at 2pm. The MoU between Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), an institution of national importance and India’s No. 1 University and the University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya (USTM), an emerging technology university in North East provides a road map in relation to future cooperation between the two Universities. The collaboration will pave ways for USTM’s Vision-2020 in pertaining to be a university of national repute.
Shri Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor, USTM in his statement said, “It is a landmark achievement & opportunity for USTM community to excel”.
The MOU provides that Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) will guide USTM in academic promotion especially in the field of North East Studies by mentoring and training the faculties, special classes by JNU Faculties, guidance in University governance, syllabus & examination up-gradation, and jointly organising seminars, workshops, symposia on specific themes pertaining to the region in particular and national and international issues in general. In the sphere of research, JNU will guide the USTM in managing the research programmes by jointly guiding the scholars of USTM for quality research in their respective field. JNU will also guide the faculties in preparing DPR for projects and collaborative activities by taking lead.
The cooperation will open the doors for the faculties of USTM to go for higher education and research at Jawaharlal Nehru University. Now, the students of USTM can attend classes for specific period at JNU and do their internship, summer training under the guidanceof JNU faculty/departments. Students and research scholars can access the library and lab facilities at JNU time to time. Research scholars of JNU can visit USTM to guide students how to get admission at JNU and guide them for higher education in their field of study. Classes can also be taken by JNU faculty through video conferencing and faculties can be guided through online technology.
This MOU is great news and achievement for a university like USTM to have association with India’s topmost university like Jawaharlal Nehru University and a matter of pride for USTM family.