From 21st February to 28th February, 2017 Russian New University delegation took part in launching the Centre of Excellence in JIS University (India, Kolkata) – a Russian-Indian centre of progressive knowledge and cutting-edge technologies.
The idea of creating such a centre belongs to Science & Technology Counsellor of the Indian Embassy to Russia (Moscow) Dr. Abhishek Vaish and to Deputy Director General of the Russian-Indian Science and Technology Centre (RISTC) in Moscow Lyudmila I. Kornaukhova. The main directions of the centre’s activities are education, science, proficiency enhancement, skills development and transfer of technologies.
— Participation in launching a centre of such a scale significantly raises international status of Russian New University and strengthens its reputation, – said Director of RosNOU International Affairs & Academic Mobility Department George A. Gabrielian.
At the international symposium “Gen Next Initiatives for Digital India” organised by JIS University RosNOU delegation presented its new educational programmes that are ready to be launched and its achievements in science and technologies. Among other participants in the event were MIPT (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology), Federal Research Centre of Coal and Coal Chemistry of Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Research and Production Enterprise “Fort XXI”.
— Our Indian partners take interest in technical qualifications, especially the ones that are connected with design of earth dams and embankments, construction of new channels, electronics of all these activities and preparation of specialists of the corresponding qualifications, — noted RosNOU Vice-rector for Science Eugeniy A. Palkin. — RosNOU can prepare Indian students for further training in Russia for these qualifications. This preparation includes studies of the Russian language, assistance in choosing a further direction of training, integration and adaptation to life in Russia for the period of studies.
The Indians also showed interest in RosNOU projects in the sphere of power engineering, electric power industry and medicine, said Vice-rector.
— At the moment we already have a framework agreement, and our task at hand is to arrange cooperation in regard to the Centre of Excellence and develop a joint programme, — concluded Eugeniy A. Palkin. — And the next step is JIS Group representatives’ visit to RosNOU in September to sign agreements on specific projects.