RGPV, Bhoj University sign MoU on EDUSAT
A MEMORANDUM of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV) and the MP Bhoj Open University (MPBOU) on Thursday to pool together their capabilities of utilising the power of EDUSAT for higher education and to foster a new era of technology enabled education in the State.india Updated: Jan 12, 2007 02:19 IST
A MEMORANDUM of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV) and the MP Bhoj Open University (MPBOU) on Thursday to pool together their capabilities of utilising the power of EDUSAT for higher education and to foster a new era of technology enabled education in the State.
Under the MoU, both RGPV and the MPBOU will utilise the EDUSAT hub installed at the Bhoj University for teaching, research, training and for faculty development in their affiliated institutions.
The Bhoj University is connecting itself to 40 satellite interactive terminals (SITs) located in Madhya Pradesh to impart its job-oriented courses while RGTU is setting up its EDUSAT connectivity to 62 colleges of engineering, in which two-way video and audio SITs are being set up in collaboration with ISRO.
Later all engineering colleges and polytechnics affiliated to the RGPV will be covered. In addition to curriculum-based teaching, both universities will mount socially relevant technology programmes such as bio-diesel entrepreneurship, energy efficiency and energy conservation, rainwater harvesting along with computer-based competency programmes.
The MoU was signed by Prof S B Goswamy, registrar of MPBOU and Dr AKS Bhadoria, registrar of RGPV in the presence of ProfP B Sharma, vice-chancellor of RGPV and Dr Kamlakar Singh, vice-chancellor of MPBOU.
Col P M Das, advisor of RGPV and Rakesh Shrivastava, in-charge EDUSAT project, MPBOU were also present. Prof PB Sharma expressed his happiness with the MoU and said that the partnership between RGPV and MPBOU would enable sharing of new and additional resources between partners, enrich regional economic environment with innovative and creative initiatives from both the universities.
He added the two universities were looking at the creation of a national network of higher education mounted on EDUSAT where collaborative partners could utilise the contents of partner institutions.
Dr Kamlakar Singh said the sharing of the EDUSAT hub with the RGPV would synergise and optimise its usage while giving benefit of pooling the faculty competence in two universities.
There will be two separate teaching ends at RGPV and MPBOU respectively and all the 102 SITs will be connected to the hub at MPBOU.