On Thursday, the Delhi University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Ladakh to promote scientific and academic collaboration between the two institutes.
The University of Ladakh (UOL) is among the youngest universities in the nation and the Delhi University (DU) is in its year of the centenary.
The objective of the alliance between the two varsities is to take up exercises of mutual interest. Some of the particular objectives are the pursuit of scientific and academic collaboration between academic and research centers of the two Universities. Exchange of faculty/staff and students, organizing faculty development programs, a statement by the DU added.
It said the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be for five years.
Other goals of the collaboration will be a joint organization of conferences, seminars, and academic workshops on subjects of mutual interest, sports activities in both institutions, and organization of cultural exchange programs, exchange of expertise in the revision of existing curricular programs to respond to the current demands of industry and other employment generating entities, it said.
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Joint organization of workshops on Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Massive Open Online Learning Course (MOOC), and sharing of library resources, and giving access to laboratory installations, organizing joint Ph.D. programs and joint PG courses under the Meta University program will also be utilized, the announcement added.
The new ideas, knowledge, and strategies from the young University of Ladakh will also facilitate collective minds to additional push the limitations of knowledge and understanding, it noted.
The timing of alliance with the University of Ladakh is also ripe, given the detail that the government is taking steps to facilitate the development of the University of Ladakh to develop and empower the people of the nation through education, keeping in mind its strategic area and existing geopolitical situation, it added.
Digitalization shall bridge the physical distance between the two institutes and facilitate the transaction of knowledge in real-time, the statement said.