The Central University of Orissa (CUO), Koraput and The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited(HAL), Sunabeda signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote and enhance mutual academic and institutional ties among them. CUO Vice-chancellor, Prof. Sachidananda Mohanty and HAL Executive Director, Debasish Deb signed the MoU in presence of the top officials of the CUO and the HAL.
The objectives of the MoU is to promote and enhance mutual academic and institutional ties between the CUO and HAL, provide advice for implementation of quality education at CUO & HAL and academic interaction by organizing special lectures at HAL on topics of relevance and to provide necessary help with regard to personality development programmes. CUO & HAL propose to collaborate each other in matters of mutual interest and to begin with, organize CUO-HAL distinguished lecture series by inviting renowned academicians/researchers/ scientists/ experts from India and abroad.
Speaking on the occasion Prof. Mohanty said “CUO and HAL are twin giant organizations of this region adding that the MoU will cement the existing ties and provide academic exposure to the young engineers and technocrats of the HAL and their spouses. As per the MoU, the students of the CUO can get access to the facility of HAL through internship.
“HAL staff will also have access to the Library of CUO. Certificate and diploma programmes will be opened for the young officers and their spouses in due course. The MoU will further help both the institutions work jointly for the socio-economic and educational development of the vicinity” the CUO VC said. He conveyed his thanks to the HAL for allowing the CUO family to have access to the medical facilities at the HAL, Sunabeda.
HAL Executive Director Debashis Deb said the MoU will provide opportunity for the young officers and their spouses of the HAL, Sunabeda to enhance their qualification. The researchers also can work out with the CSR team and explore the near vicinity for their overall development.
Prof. K.C Raut, Dean Academics, CUO delivered the welcome address and Prof. Bhabani Prasad Rath, OSD, CUO proposed the vote of thanks. The programme was coordinated by Shri. Tushar Ranjan Behera, DGM, HR, HAL,Sunabeda and Dr. Phagunath Bhoi, PRO of the University.