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Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC RELATIONS, PANJAB UNIVERSITY, CHANDIGARH

7f3de4c1-ac34-4a04-84a7-8c54faaf74e5INVC NEWS New Delhi, Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh and the University of Birmingham (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) today signed the Collaboration Memorandum of Understanding at New Delhi. PU Vice Chancellor, Prof Arun Kumar Grover and UoB Provost and Vice Principal, Professor Adam Tickell signed the MoU on behalf of two Universities. Professor Adam Tickell and Prof Arun Kumar Grover were leading their University delegations in New Delhi to sign the MoU. MoU has been signed following two visits from each side to the other partner University. Chandigarh Region Innovation & Knowledge Cluster (CRIKC) institutions, a group of 20 leading Educational institutions & nationa laboratories of Chandigarh region, are also part of the MoU. PU VC as Chairman of CRIKC may seek involvement of institutes and universities under this cluster in the Chandigarh area by mutual consent of all concerned parties. Cooperative projects under this agreement may include any of the academic disciplines of the parties. As per the agreement, the initial focus of the two leading universities of India and UK would be for mutual research collaborations, exchange visits by faculty & students, organization of joint conferences, workshops and schools, creation of a joint program to develop innovations and discoveries for large scale applications.  In order to carry out and fulfill the aims of this Memorandum, each party will appoint a coordinator, who will be responsible for managing the development and conduct of any activities upon which the parties agree.

PU is a leading University of India. It was ranked in the bracket of 501-600 in the Times Higher Education World Ranking for year 2015-16. UoB is also a leading University of the UK and was ranked at 148 in the Times Higher Education World Ranking for year 2015-16. Punjab Engineering College(PEC) Chandigarh Director Prof Manoj K. Arora, CRIKC Coordinator Prof Manmohan Gupta, PU Director Research, Prof OP Katare, PU Professor Prof SK Mehta, PEC Dean Research & Industrial Consultancy Prof PS Satasangi, Prof & Head Civil Engineering Deptt, Prof Siby John and PU Director Public Relations, Mr Vineet Punia were also present on the occasion of signing ceremony.

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