A glittering MoU signing ceremony was held at the Amity University, NOIDA wherein Dr. B L Arya, Registrar, Amity University and Maj Gen BK Sharma AVSM, SM and Bar (Deputy Director Research and Head Centre for Strategic Studies), USI, signed a MoU in the presence of Lt. Gen. P. K. Singh, PVSM, AVSM (Retd.), Director USI; Dr. Ashok K Chauhan, Founder President- Amity Education Group; Dr. Sunita Singh, Pro Vice Chancellor, Amity University; Dr. W Selvamurthy, Vice Chancellor, Amity Science Technology and Innovation Foundation, Lt Gen SK Gadeok, AVSM ( Retd), DG Amity Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies amongst other senior officials of Amity.
The academic and research collaboration will incorporate the following points:
(a) To infuse an ‘Awareness Revolution’ pertaining to important security &strategic related aspects impacting our nation amongst the Students, with a view to build up their knowledge base and develop their acumen and perception for strategic thinking, contributing to a more erudite citizenry and better placements with renowned Institutions.
(b) Conduct of special Lectures cum Workshops by the USI Faculties of about two hours duration on concurrent strategy & security issues that will include narrative building, team discussions & Question/Answer sessions.
(c) Conduct of similar Lecture cum Workshops at different locations of Amity University in India & Abroad.
(d)Conduct of central Lectures by the senior staff of USI for staff & students of Amity University.
(e) ‘Special Faculty Development’ Programmes to enable the Faculty to include strategic thinking & futuristic planning in the curriculum, while teaching Research Methodology to students.
(f) Conduct of ‘Internship Programmes’ for Amity students at their premises as per existing fee norms.
(g) Organized conduct of visits to Amity University for various Indian/ foreign delegations coming to USI and vice versa.
(h) Conduct of visits of Amity students to USI to understand functioning of these premier ‘Think Tanks’ and to use the reference material available with them.
During the occasion, Dr. Ashok K Chauhan conferred Honorary Professorship upon Lt.Gen. P. K. Singh, PVSM, AVSM (Retd.), Director USI. Lt Gen P K. Singh called upon the budding global leaders to challenge themselves and expand their knowledge horizon by thinking beyond their comfort zone. He advised the students to inculcate the habit of continuous learning and set new paradigms for a successful future. Dr Ashok Chauhan mentioned that Amity has always provided holistic development along with inculcating ethos and values in every student, so that each one of the Amitian contributes significantly to make India – a Superpower.
USI continues with its outreach programme to inculcate Strategic culture in our young generation.