IUN to collaborate with NESAC
Dimapur, Oct. 1 (EMN): ICFAI University Nagaland (IUN), Dimapur, has announced to collaborate with North Eastern Space Application Centre (NESAC) to work out different programmes including Earth Science and GIS and remote sensing, agriculture sciences and environment and climate studies.
This was informed by the vice chancellor, Arun Kumer Verma on Friday. He stated that the university would be working out different professional courses in collaboration with the department of space where the scientist of NESAC centre would be the faculty. He added that students would be sent for four months internship programme in a specialised area and be assigned real time project task to enable them get better opportunity for employment in the industry.
He said that KK Sarma, Scientist-SG and director in-charge of NESAC, department of Space, Meghalaya, has assured them to start the course on Earth Science and Remote Sensing.
With the conclusion of a four-day orientation programme of various departments in the university, he shared with Eastern Mirror that they have interfaced with different organisations added that ICFAI university would be working together with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), international organisations and national institutions “for the development of Nagaland and generate industry oriented employable manpower which will bring development to the state of Nagaland”.
“ISRO and DRDO have come forward to provide training to our students as well as they are going to involve in many collaborative programme with us,” he said. He expressed his desire to make the university a centre of excellence in the field of earth science and remote sensing activities.
He also shared that they will be sending students to Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore, for internship.
The director of System Analyst Group from DRDO, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi, Jayshanthi also assured internship for the students at DRDO laboratory. Speaking about the university, he stated that Jai Singh Parihar, who is a renowned agriculturalist, was interested to start courses Environmental Science in the university.
S Venugopal, director of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Dimapur, has signed an MoU with ICFAI University Nagaland in respect of research projects, he informed.
He also updated that they would start the Agriculture and Forestry course in the university from the next batch.
On the fourth day of the orientation programme on Friday, Manoj Sharma, scientist and additional director of Solid State Physics Laboratory, DRDO, stressed on the importance of Humanities and Social Science and urged the students to work hard and develop their areas.
Rajesh Uppal, director and founder of International Defence Security Technology Inc, San Hose, California, and the founder of US India Science and Technology for Security (USISTS), also stressed on the importance of technology.
Lanusangla Tzudir, managing director of Heritage Publication House, also encourages the students to focus on methodologies.
“We need to have an evolving hunger for learning when we embark on a journey of pursuing further education,” she said. She further urged the student to develop responsible leadership, creating responsible citizenship, social values and sustainable growth, leadership in business and industries not only for themselves but for the communities and country.