SRM signs MoU with SIRD for rural development
SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST),
Kattankulathur under its Unnat Bharat Abhiyan signed a Memorandum of Understanding
(MoU) with State Institute of Rural Development & Panchayat Raj, TN (SIRD
As per this undertaking, both the institutions will conduct
collaborative training, seminars, workshops etc.; internship - both short and
long term for students of SRMIST at SIRD&PR; faculty development
programmes; conduct research studies on mutual agreement; carrying out
Programme Evaluation and Consultancy on mutual areas of interest, documentation
of Case Studies on best practices and its dissemination; Village Adoption
Programme and Out-reach Programme for model village, conducting exhibitions/meets
and Melas and networking with institutions working for Rural Development &
The event was presided over by Director of SIRD Mr. S.
Samuel Inbadurai, Centre Head, Centre for Networking, Communication and New
Initiative Mr. K. P. S. Thillai Nayagam, Junior Faculty (Research) Dr. P. Sathyaraj,
Junior Faculty ( Networking) Mr. S. PremKumar from SIRD. From SRMIST, present
were Vice Chancellor (Interim) Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan, Registrar (Interim) Dr.
C Ponnusamy, Deputy Registrar and Director ( Hotel Management) Dr. D. Antony
Ashok Kumar, Associate Director (Campus life) & Nodal Officer Unnat Bharat
Abhiyan/SBSI-SRMIST Dr. V.Thirumurugan and other coordinators.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan
said, "This collaboration will strengthen and support each other. We can
use this as an opportunity to use technology to solve problems in rural areas.
We make use of students to come up with the best solution.”
In his opening remarks, Dr. D. Antony Ashok Kumar said,
“SRMIST has been having a long standing relationship with SIRD. We will work
mutually in the days to come.”
The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. V.Thirumurugan.
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