The event was presided over by the Chief Guest, Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and etc,.
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The MoUs aim at creating an academic think-tank to give new opportunities to the Faculty and students and promote integrated learning among the scholars.
During proceedings of occasion, Dr Singh released the MoUs and in his address underlined that Jammu has set an example for the other states of the country. He believes ‘working in silos’ prevents the optimum use of our resources and knowledge and hence collaboration is the new mantra of success.
“With AIIMS, IIM, IIT & Jammu University coming together thro MoU, #Jammu has today taken first major step to develop an Integrated Education Model, which can evolve further by associating more academic institutions as well as Startups, Industry &other stakeholders, he tweeted.
Taking to his microblog Dr Jitendra Singh (@DrJitendraSingh) today tweeted, “Right now, at #Jammu, it is history in making in the field of academics. AIIMS Jammu, IIT Jammu, IIM Jammu and University of Jammu are in the process of signing MoU to collaborate among themselves in academic teaching and research.”
Earlier MoU between IIM Jammu and AIIMs Jammu was signed by Professor BS Sahay, Director, IIM Jammu and Dr Shakti Kumar Gupta, Executive Director and CEO, AIIMS. The Tripartite MoU between the institutions was signed by Prof. B. S. Sahay, Director, IIM Jammu, Dr Manoj Singh Gaur, Director, IIT Jammu and Dr Shakti Gupta, Executive Director and CEO, AIIMS.
Prof. B.S Sahay talked about the integration of technology, medical sciences and management helping in blended learning, as is one of the key objectives of the National Education Policy 2020, and how it will lead to the enhancement of multidisciplinary education.
Dr Milind Kamble, in his address, called Jammu a hub of higher education and highlighted the great academic potential of the historic collaboration between the institutes.
The event concluded with a Vote of Thanks delivered by Lt. Col. Prabhat Sharma, Deputy Director (Admin), AIIMS, Jammu.