Assam University here has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bangladesh’s Jagannath University for conducting joint programmes in the fields of science, arts, business and social studies.
The MoU between the central university and the institution based in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka was signed, AU Vice-chancellor Tapodhar Bhattacharjee said
As per the agreement, signed by Bhattacharjee and JU Vice-chancellor Mesbahuddin Ahmed, the two universities would conduct programmes and activities in basic and applied research, education and training and technology and information transfer.
The MoU was jointly prepared to encourage long-term academic co-operation between the two universities which would encourage activities in the fields of science, arts, business, social science, law, education, information technology, fine arts and all other fields of mutual interest, he said.
It also stressed the need for exchange of academic staff and conducting joint academic research for a period of time agreed upon in advance by the authorities of the two universities.
The two institutes would participate in conferences, seminars and jointly supervise post graduate dissertation for master and doctoral degrees. Their academic staff would also be encouraged to spend their sabbatical leave at the other university for a period of not less than one academic year.