Signing ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the VIT-AP School of Law (VSL), VIT-AP University and Centre for Human Security Studies (CHSS) was held at VIT-AP School of Law, VIT-AP University on 09 February 2021. Ch. Dwaraka Tirumala Rao IPS, Director General of Police (Railways) (Andhra Pradesh Cadre) graced the occasion and witnessed the ceremony as a Chief Guest.
Ch. Dwaraka Tirumala Rao, the Chief Guest said that “9 February 2021 marks an important day in the history of the VIT-AP School of Law (VSL), VIT-AP University and for the Centre for Human Security Studies (CHSS) by entering into MoU to work committedly for the cause national security. I am sure both the organizations would share the common values and common ideas to protect the nations from various security threats. Threats ranging from cyber security, health security, costal security and mostly internal security to be addressed and dealt with clear policy and legal aspects. Without having clear policy and legal guidelines it is difficult for the forces to deal and provide protection to the people of this country. The VIT-AP University and CHSS should bear in mind that these challenges have to be addressed in clear and focused manner. VIT-AP University is one of premier institutions in this country guides and provides inputs to the policy and law makers in dealing with the various challenges which are posed by the growing security threat. The CHSS is having almost 10 years of experience in dealing and organizing various activities to create awareness among the people of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana with regard to prevailing and growing security threats.” It is the need of our, educational institutions like VIT-AP should come forward to work with the governments and be in the think tank to disseminate and create awareness about the security challenges.
Dr. S. V. Kota Reddy, Vice-Chancellor of VIT-AP University, in his address highlighted the university’s contribution for the empowerment and promotion of the education and advised the law students and faculty to work towards the betterment of the society. He highlighted that the University is committed to create a Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security and Law. This center will work holistically to provide better solutions to the society and he has informed the importance of the center and its scope.
Dr. Ramesh Babu Kanneganti, Founder and Executive Director of Centre for Human Security Studies (CHSS) expressed his gratitude for signing in Memorandum of Understanding with the VIT-AP School of Law, VIT-AP University and informed that he will work closely with VSL to start various training programs and academic and research activities for the benefit of the both institutions. Dr. CLV Sivakumar, Registrar, VIT-AP University and Dr. Benarji Chakka, Dean VIT-AP School of Law, students, faculty members and staff of the university witnessed the MoU ceremony.