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MG University forms part of Indo-US knowledge initiative

Source : Indian Express
June 20, 2012

 

Date: 20th June 2012

Mahatma Gandhi University joined the top notch league of “Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative” for institutional partnership projects in research and educational activities in science and technology between India and the US, entering into the first set of eight awards announced jointly by the Union Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal and the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington on Thursday. Under the partnerships and projects announced on Thursday, Mahatma Gandhi University will partner Brown University, Duke University and Plymouth State University in the US in a project titled ‘An Interdisciplinary and Community Oriented Approach toward Sustainable Development’.

MG University will receive approximately US $250,000 for the activities under the project spanning 36 months. According to the official announcement from the US, the “milestone educational partnership” is intended to further strengthen partnership between the two countries through faculty exchanges, joint research, and other collaboration in priority fields including food security, climate change, sustainable energy and public health. The Singh-Obama 21st Century Knowledge Initiative was launched during the visit of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to the US in November, 2009.

Both the governments have pledged US $5 million for this endeavour, which will fund university linkages and junior faculty development. Out of the four projects selected from the Indian side, MG University boasts the unique position of the lone affiliating university whereas IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi and Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi have also found a place in the final list.

The project approved by the joint selection committee was prepared by the School of Environmental Sciences and the Advanced Inter University Center of Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development, Mahatma Gandhi University.

The project enables the varsity to work jointly with the Department of Civil Engineering, Brown University, the Centre for Environmental Implication of Nanotechnology, Duke University and the Department of Social Sciences, Plymouth State University from the US side.

The proposed programme is a combination of upgradation of curriculum, cutting-edge research in environmental science and extension programme aiming at sustainable development.

The major objectives of the project are strengthening of existing curriculum, participatory community involvement, collaborative research in clean energy and water management and dissemination of the knowledge generated to the sustainable development of the region and the communities.

 
 
 
 
 

 


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