Amity signs MoUs with Israeli Universities during "Israel-India Academic Summit"
| Updated: Nov 22, 2016 16:26 IST
New Delhi [India], Nov 22 (ANI): Standing true to its academic excellence, Amity was selected to participate in the "Israel-India Academic Summit" which was organized in New Delhi during the State visit of the President of State of Israel, Reuven Rivlin to India. During the Summit, top Israeli Universities and selected Indian Universities were invited for interaction and signing of agreements of mutual cooperation. The Amity Delegation was led by Dr. Aseem Chauhan, Chancellor, Amity and Additional President, RBEF and the members in the Delegation included Ajit Chauhan. Vice-Chairman, Amity Distance and Online Education, Dr. Gurinder Singh- Amity Group Vice Chancellor, Dr. W. Selvamurthy- President, Amity Science Technology and Innovation Foundation, Dr. DK Bandyopadhyay- Chief Adviser, Amity Group, Wg Cdr SK Goel- Vice President, International Affairs, Amity and Akhil Bhardwaj- Assistant Director, International Affairs, Amity Group. Amity was one of the few selected Universities from India to participate in "Israel-India Academic Summit" and the representatives from Amity University had the privilege to interact with the heads of Israeli Academic Institutions. During the occasion, Amity University signed three wide ranging agreements with the following Universities in the presence of President of Israel and the Minister of HRD of India. The Israelis signed several other agreements with Indian Universities and Institutions, but the largest number of MOUs were signed with Amity University, which has heralded an education revolution in the country. The President of Israel, during the Summit, spoke very warmly about the commonalities with India and the great opportunities Israel and India have to work together. He expressed his desire to see more student mobility and more research between the two countries. While addressing the participants, Dr. Aseem Chauhan highlighted the necessity of private education in India and the leading pioneering role Amity has played in the higher education scenario in the country. After the inaugural, Dr. Aseem Chauhan and Ajit Chauhan led fruitful and informative discussions with the Israeli Educational Institutions. Discussions were initiated with President of IDC Herzliya for establishing a Centre for Research which will focus on Management and Cyber Security. Suggestions were mooted for developing proposals for Amity India Immersion Programs, Internship Programs, Student and Staff exchanges with focus on research since Israel has high quality of research and Science and Technology. Prof Aris Maharshak, President of Braude College expressed his keen interest in collaborating with Amity in the Engineering domain. During the Summit, it was proposed that a Research Conference will be organized in 2017 jointly by Amity and Israel. The Israel Government and the Embassy indicated their strong support in terms of funding and other areas. CLB is a leading academic institution of Israel which is known for its innovative, professional and global approach and its impeccable reputation not only in Israel, but across the globe. Prof. Cohen-Eliya, President, College of Law and Business (CLB) discussed with Dr. Gurinder Singh- Amity Group Vice Chancellor the possibilities of Staff and Student Mobility, Research and Publications, Short duration programs that will attract Israeli students to Amity in India and vice versa, Joint Internships and developing e-learning partnerships. Tel-Hai College is the leading public academic college in Israel and an engine of change for the educational, economic and social development of the Upper Galilee. Tel-Hai is known for its dynamic research collaborations in areas of Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Through partnership with the world-renown MIGAL Galilee Research Institute, groundbreaking work has been done in such varied fields as cancer prevention, solutions to water and soil pollution, and molecular medicine. Dr. Yoseph A. Mekori discussed with Dr. Selvamurthy - President, Amity Science Technology and Innovation Foundation the possibilities of joint research in the afore stated areas of specialization. A letter of intent was also signed between the two Institutions. (ANI)