Tuesday, 27 August 2013

BAMU signs MoU with University of California - Source LT


■ Visits and informal exchanges of faculty, officials in specific areas of research
■ Exploring the possibilities for developing joint research programmes and collaborations. 


The administration of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (BAMU) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bourns College of Engineering of University of California (US) on Monday for academic cooperation.
A meeting was held in the Management Council Hall of the university this morning. Dr Ashok Mulchandani, Professor in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Enginee-ring at the University of California, and registrar Dr Dr D R Mane signed the MoU.
Vice chancellor Dr Vijay Pandharipande, director of Board of College and University Development Dr S P Jhambre, head of the Physics Department Dr Mahendra Shirsath and others were present.
Both the universities are linked by sensor-related research interests and seek to develop collaborations and exchanges in fields of shared interests and expertise.
The objectives of the MoU included visits and informal exchanges of faculty, officials in specific areas of research, exploring the possibilities for developing joint research programmes and collaborations. Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (Bamu) signed an MoU with the University of California on Monday. This is the 9th MoU signed by BAMU with any educational institution. Earlier, the MoUs were signed for scholarships, training and research.
Some of the MoUs included

■ The administration of BAMU signed an MoU with Infosys for training teachers. It has trained 70 teachers last year at Pune campus under the project genesis. These teachers in turn trained 700 students at respective colleges. Special placement drive was conducted by Infosys for these students and 40 were selected. 
■ BAMU has been accepted as nodal agency for EUPHRATES (EU Promotion of Health through Research, Applied Technology Education and Science in India) in February 2013. Under the project, the university will act as a management coordinator for 27 partners from India, Greece, Spain, France, Portugal, Poland, Ireland, Germany. Around 140 grants (research fellowships) from India to Europe will be given with effect from October 2014.
■ Wockhardt Company and BAMU signed an MoU last year. Wockhardt has awarded three scholarships to Department of Chemistry (two scholarships of Rs 25,000 annually for PG students, and one for Ph D student Rs 35,00 per year). The company also supplied chemicals worth Rs 10 lakh last year while this year, it will supply chemicals and consumers worth Rs 12 lakh.

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