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03 October 2012

Jamia and York University sign MoU

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By Manash Pratim Gohain

New Delhi: Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and the York University signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to pave the way of educational tie ups between various faculties and departments of the two universities on Monday.

The agreement was signed by the registrar of Jamia, S M Sajid while the York University was represented by Patric J Monahan, vice president, academic and provost. The agreement is signed for a period of five years subject to the availability of funds to pursue exchange of students on reciprocal basis, exchange of faculty members, exchange of publications and research materials, news letters, joint projects related to research, teaching and faculty development, among others.

Besides signing the MoU, the Jamia delegation also visited various departments of the York University to explore areas of mutual interest. York has a very long association with Jamia which goes back to early eighties.

In 1982, the York University had helped Jamia in establishing the Mass Communication Research Centre. While the first generation of teachers was provided by the York University in the form noted documentary maker James Beveridge, his wife Margaret gave the Centre film and other equipment the Centre needed so badly in its infancy.

Before returning to Delhi the Jamia delegation also signed a similar MoU with Rayerson University besides paying a visit to the University of Toronto. This initiative comes with Najeeb Jung, vice chancellor, Jamia's keen interest in raising the profile and educational standards of Jamia and collaborating with the reputed universities of the world to achieve this goal.

(Courtesy: The Times of India)

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