University of Kashmir inks pact to strengthen Industry-Academia linkage

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19th December, 2020 07:29:05 printer

University of Kashmir inks pact to strengthen Industry-Academia linkage

The University of Kashmir on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a NewDelhi-based innovations firm to undertake joint student-centric engagement and placementprogrammes. 

In a statement the varsity said that the MoU between KU’s Centre for Career Planning and Counselling(CCPC) and Deepmindz Innovations Private Limited (DIPL) New Delhi will lead to industry-driven advanced skilling programmes for students and holding of master-class sessions to help them hone theirskills with the larger objective of making them industry-ready. 

The two institutions, according to the MoU, have agreed to collaborate on STRIBES, a virtual platformbridging the industry-academia relations for the benefit of students.
It will also facilitate undertaking engagement programmes with industry leaders and businessorganisations including trade bodies to partner for the activities outlined, while encouraging industry forspecial placement drives for the students of the partner institution. 

The STRIBES will promote the partner educational institution in all its marketing collaterals andannounce its collaboration through all channels including digital, social among others.

Director CCPC Prof Mohammad Shafi said the Centre would support STRIBES in structuring incubation,research and development, and internship opportunities for students.
Director of KU’s UGC-HRDC, Prof Shabir Ahmad Bhat, who was also present on the occasion, highlightedthe role of the Centre and the importance of the industry-academia engagement. 

“It’s important in today’s world to foster the culture of academia-industry linkage to ensure upskilling ofyouth,” he said.  

Source: India Blooms