MoU signed between Jamia, York University to raise varsity profile and education standards
OT, October 1, 2012 04:14 IST
Okhla Times Campus Reporter/JMI
Najeeb Jung, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia’s keen interest in raising the profile and educational standards of Jamia and collaborating with the reputed universities of the world has resulted in signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between JMI and the York University.
This will pave the way of educational tie ups between various faculties and departments of the two universities, according to university release.
On behalf of Jamia, the agreement was signed by the Registrar of the University Prof. S M Sajid while the York University was represented by Patric J Monahan, Vice-President Academic and Provost of the York University. The agreement is signed for a period of five years subject to the availability of funds to persue the following goals and objectives: Exchange of students on reciprocal basis, exchange of faculty members, exchange of publications and research materials, news letters etc and joint projects related to research, teaching, faculty development etc, said the release.
The other members of Jamia delegation included Prof. Obaid Siddiqui, Director, AJK Mass Communication Research Centre and Prof. Biswajit Das, Director, Centre for Culture, Media and Governance. Besides signing the MoU, the Jamia delegation also visited various departments of the University to explore areas of mutual interest in order to put the MoU in practice sooner rather than later, claimed the release.
"York has a very long association with Jamia which goes back to early eighties. In 1982, the York University had helped Jamia in establishing the Mass Communication Research Centre. While the first generation of teachers was provided by the York University in the form legendary documentary maker James Beveridge, his wife Margaret gave the Centre film and other equipment the Centre needed so badly in its infancy.
"Before returning back to Delhi the Jamia Millia Islamia delegation also signed a similar MoU with Rayerson University besides paying a visit to the University of Toronto," said Media coordinator Simi Malhotra.