Memorandum of Understanding Current Affairs - 2019
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A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was inked between Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Central University of Jammu (CUJ) for the establishment of Kalam Centre for Science and Technology (KCST) at the university. The MoU was signed in presence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
Key Highlights of MoU
MoU Objective: To undertake as well as facilitate multidisciplinary directed basic and applied research and technology development in identified research verticals. These research verticals would be namely- Computational System Security and Sensors.
Kalam Centre for Science and Technology (KCST):
It will be a world-class centre that will be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment leading to increase in research scholars in these areas.
The centre will be a national asset and will contribute towards making India stronger and prosperous.
The DRDO under Union Ministry of Defence will be establishing a high-end research centre to promote quality research which in long run will create a pool of scientists from this region.
About Central University of Jammu (CUJ)
It is a Central government-funded university and was established under Central Universities Act 2009.
It was founded with the vision to contribute knowledge and technology innovation to the country and the world.
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The two premier institutions, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and IIT Delhi inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in research, education and technology developments in science and other disciplines.
Key Highlights of MoU
MoU Objective: To recognise each other’s strengths and co-operate in research, education and technology developments in disciplines of science, engineering, management and social sciences.
As per JNU, the agreement will not only bring the two institutes together but will enormously benefit teaching, research and technology development of social and national importance.
The JNU and IIT Delhi collaboration will also facilitate access to each other’s libraries and central research facilities. This will further intensify joint research projects and other related academic activities.
JNU is committed towards working together with IIT Delhi in establishing joint ventures (JVs). These JVs will specially emphasise on disaster research and a comprehensive study of North Eastern regions of India as the research in these areas will generate much input for policies and governmental programmes. JNU has already established Special Centre for North Eastern Studies and a Special Centre for Disaster Research.