Bhubaneswar: Mohammed Maliki, Morocco’s ambassador to India, made a courtesy call on Prof. (Dr.) Manojranjan Nayak, founder-president of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) here on Friday.
Maliki had a wide ranging discussion with Prof. (Dr.) Nayak and senior SOA officials and academics about the university’s contribution in the field of higher education and healthcare.
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Speaking about Morocco, he said the country accounted for 72 per cent of the global fertilizer production while it was a front ranking nation in the field of pharmaceuticals and tourism as well.
Maliki said he was highly impressed by the infrastructure and faculty members of SOA. He said he would try to facilitate study of students from Morocco in the university.
SOA’s pro-vice chancellor and registrar Prof. BB Pradhan, controller of examination Prof. Manjula Das, dean (Students’ Welfare) Prof. Jyoti Ranjan Das, additional dean (Research) Dr. Priyabrata Patnaik, deans of different institutions and Prof. Nachieketa K. Sharma, director, University Outreach Programme were present.