New Delhi: In a strategic industry-academia partnership, Apeejay Stya University (ASU) and apex industry chamber Ph.D. Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) have recently signed a MoU facilitating collaboration in incubation of ideas, new product development, two-way knowledge-sharing, Scale Up & technology transfers, skill development and other areas.
Apart from knowledge dissemination through national & international guest lectures, workshops, conclave & seminars, it seeks to ensure industry readiness, internships & faculty development programmes. Among other things, it will be of major benefit to the students to enhance their skills & knowledge.
In a special message, Mrs. Sushma Paul Berlia, Co-Founder and Chancellor, ASU said, “Industry-academia interface has always been a focus area in our approach to education. The MoU with Ph.D. Chamber would provide a formal basis for joint collaboration between industry and academia to develop required skills in a path towards excellence.” Mrs. Berlia is also Chairperson, Apeejay Stya and Svran Group and Apeejay Education, which runs 24 educational institutions across India.
At the MoU ceremony, Mr. Sanjay Aggarwal, President, PHDCCI, said, “Industry leaders’ knowledge through lectures, workshops, seminars and faculty development programs etc. will help academia to have the know-how of industry’s requirements and will help in bridging the skill gap.”
Appreciating the efforts for joining hands together towards bridging skill gap, Mr. Nishant Berlia, Co-Promoter, Apeejay Stya and Svran Group and Pro-Chancellor of ASU said virtually, “This industry-academia collaboration will serve as a platform for sharing knowledge and foster innovation”.
Mr. Saurabh Sanyal, Secretary-General, PHDCCI, Prof R. S Dhankar, Vice-Chancellor, ASU and Dr. Anupama Diwan, Dean, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences were also present for the occasion.
ASU is India’s 1st Industry-Centric Technology & Liberal Arts University focused on Research & Innovation, offering an array of programmes across disciplines.