Bhubaneswar: Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Deemed to be University (SOA) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) here with National Institute of Technology, Warangal (NIT-W) for collaborative research and creation of new knowledge to enhance the availability of highly qualified
manpower in different areas of engineering and technology, science and allied areas in the country.
As per the agreement, both institutions shall encourage interactions between their respective research fellows, faculty members, scientists and
students through exchange of personnel for limited periods for research, organise conferences and seminars and both SOA and NIT-W shall allow students from the other institution to do internship in its organisation.
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SOA and NIT-W, the MoU says, shall make provision for sharing their respective research, publications and development facilities to promote academic
and research interaction, permit exchange of software, other material and components developed in-house in the areas of cooperation and provide access to library facilities to scientists, faculty and students.
The MoU was signed by SOA vice-chancellor Prof Pradipta Kumar Nanda and director of NIT-W Prof Bidyadhar Subudhi. Prof Renu Sharma, additional dean (Student Affairs), Institute of Technical Education and Research, SOA’s faculty of engineering and technology and Pramod Kumar Panda, chief
administrative officer, were present.