The signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the School of Advanced Sciences, VIT-AP University and CSIR-IICT was held at IICT, Hyderabad on the Saturday of 10th April 2021.
Dr. S V Kota Reddy, Vice-Chancellor, VIT–AP University after signing the MoU with CSIR- IICT, said that this collaboration will help faculty and students to get an opportunity to conduct research in advanced thrust areas in science and technology. This collaboration can bring forth project proposals in areas of mutual interest of faculty and students can be submitted to various Agencies / Industries for funding. The expertise and technical support that this collaboration brings would lead into conducting Faculty Development Programmes (FDPs), National, International Conferences / Seminars / Symposium / Workshops etc. VIT-AP along with IICT, Hyderabad look forward to working on areas that would be beneficial to academia which in turn would reflect on the society we live in.
Dr. S. Chandrasekhar, Director CSIR-IICT said that signing an MoU with VIT-AP will encourage more young men and women to take part in research as we guide/ jointly guide the M.Sc. and Ph.D. students for their project / dissertation / internship/ CO-OP/ Senior Design Project and the like. This pact will assist us to conduct societal relevant scientific programmes jointly. IICT can share knowledge by guest lectures on the courses under curriculum and also collaborate in areas like exchange of scientists, faculty & students, projects and to apply for bilateral programmes on areas of expertise as mentioned above, as per the norms of respective institutes.
Dr.C.L.V. Sivakumar, Registrar, VIT-AP University, Dr. N.V. Satyanarayana Chief Scientist, IICT witnessed the MoU ceremony.