In a strategic industry-academia partnership, Apeejay Stya University (ASU) and apex industry chamber PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) have recently signed an MoU facilitating collaboration in the incubation of ideas, new product development, two-way knowledge-sharing, scale-up & technology transfers, skill development, and other areas.
Apart from knowledge dissemination through national & international guest lectures, workshops, conclaves, and seminars, it seeks to ensure industry readiness, internships & faculty development programmes. Among other things, it will be of major benefit to the students to enhance their skills and knowledge.
Commenting on the development and how the partnership will help in the future, Mrs. Sushma Paul Berlia, Co-Founder and Chancellor, Apeejay Stya University, said,
“Industry-academia interface has always been a focus area in our approach to education. The MoU with PHD Chamber would provide a formal basis for joint collaboration between industry and academia to develop required skills in a path towards excellence.”
Mrs Berlia is also Chairperson, Apeejay Stya and Svran Group and Apeejay Education, which runs 24 educational institutions across India.
At the MoU ceremony, Mr. Sanjay Aggarwal, President, PHDCCI, said,
“Industry leaders’ knowledge through lectures, workshops, seminars, and faculty development programs, etc. will help academia to have the know-how of industry’s requirements and will help in bridging the skill gap.”
Appreciating the efforts for joining hands together towards bridging the skill gap, Mr. Nishant Berlia, Co-Promoter, Apeejay Stya & Svran Group, and Pro-Chancellor of ASU said virtually, “This industry-academia collaboration will serve as a platform for sharing knowledge and foster innovation”.
Mr. Saurabh Sanyal, Secretary-General, PHDCCI, Prof R. S Dhankar, Vice-Chancellor, ASU, and Dr. Anupama Diwan, Dean, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, were also present for the occasion.
Apeejay Stya University is India's 1st Industry-Centric Technology & Liberal Arts University focused on Research & Innovation, offering an array of programmes across disciplines.