The University of Delhi, which is celebrating its centenary, has signed a memorandum of understanding with one of the youngest universities in India, the University of Ladakh, with the aim of various types of collaboration and knowledge exchange for a period of five years.
The MoU was signed by Professor PC Joshi, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Delhi and C Phunsog, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ladakh, with the registrars of two universities, Dr Vikas Gupta and Imteeaz Kacho, as witnesses. Various authorities and officials from both universities participated in the ceremony.
Why are the two universities working together?
Since higher education is the engine of a nation’s development, it is envisioned that higher education institutions build on each other’s strengths through cooperation and capacity building.
The proposed collaboration between the University of Delhi and the University of Ladakh is in line with Clause 10.6 of the National Education Policy 2020, in which the responsibility of a higher education institute (HEI) to support other HEIs in their development, community engagement and service, contribution to various areas of practice, faculty development, etc. is being considered.
In addition, Delhi University’s stellar legacy of around a century will enable it to guide relatively younger universities in their growth and transformation.
Also, the various points of divergence between the two universities, from their geographical locations to their socio-cultural background, will give way to a productive environment for innovative thinking as well as learning.
The new knowledge, ideas and approaches of the young university of Ladakh will also allow the collective minds to further push the boundaries of knowledge and understanding.
The timing of the collaboration with the University of Ladakh is also ripe, as the government is taking steps to promote the growth of the University of Ladakh with the aim of developing and empowering the people of the region through of education, taking into account its strategic location. and the current geopolitical situation.
In addition, digitization will bridge the physical distance between these two universities and allow the exchange of knowledge in real time.
Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Delhi and the University of Ladakh: objectives
The merger between the University of Delhi and the University of Ladakh has the following specific objectives:
- Continuation of scientific and academic collaboration between the two academic and research centers of the two institutions.
- Exchange of professors / staff and students.
- Organize faculty development programs.
- Provide hands-on experience to UOL students on various cutting edge technologies available in various wings of AU to broaden their horizon of knowledge.
- Encourage and facilitate inter-university visits by students and faculty to enable learning through interactions and academic programs both offline and online.
- Joint organization of research and publication activities in various departments / centers.
- Joint organization of seminars, conferences and academic workshops on subjects of common interest.
- Organization of cultural exchange programs and sports activities in the two institutions.
- Exchange of expertise in revising existing curriculum programs to meet current demands from industry and other job-generating entities.
- Joint organization of workshops on the Massive Open Online Learning Course (MOOC) and information and communication technologies (ITC).
- Sharing of library resources and access to laboratory facilities.
- Organize joint doctoral programs
- Organization of joint post-graduate courses within the framework of the Meta University program.
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