IIM spokesperson here today said that the agreement is aimed at enhancing the development of collaborative research programs, academic and cultural exchange programs between both Institutes.
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Prof B S Sahay, Director IIM Jammu, and Prof Rubin Pillay, the University of Alabama Birmingham signed the MoU in presence of Rajesh Bhushan, IAS, Secretary, Health, and Family Welfare (H & FW), Govt. of India, Dr Shakti Gupta, Director, AIIMS, Jammu and Dr Manoj Singh Gaur, Director, IIT Jammu.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Bidya S Sahay, Director, IIM Jammu said, “The MoU provides various opportunities to work together in the interdisciplinary domains of education and research.
“These collaborations are a vital part of IIM Jammu’s international endeavors and these will be helpful in fostering the advancement in teaching, research, cultural understanding as well as the international reputation of both the institutes through student exchange, faculty exchange, technology transfer, and research programs,” he said, ” I am sure the collaboration between both the Institutes will lead to meaningful outcomes in the interest of the stakeholders.”
Prof. Rubin Pillay, Chief Innovation Officer, School of Medicine, UAB, said. “This MoU will give international exposure to students of both the Institutes by providing them with the hands-on opportunity to learn from the international environment under the international student exchange program.
“This will be helpful for students to sharpen their skills and knowledge by working in close association with the students and faculties from diverse cultural groups,” Prof. Pillay added.