JALUKBARI, March 9 - The Gauhati University has signed memorandum of understanding (MoUs) with two different universities of the United Kingdom for research collaboration. The MoUs were finalised during a visit of a 15-member team of teachers from different departments of the university led by the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Mridul Hazarika, to few universities in the UK from February 21 to 29.
The team visited King�s College London, Blizard Institute � Queen Mary University of London, Royal Geographical Society London, Brunel University London, Cranfield University, University of Glasgow, East London University, University College London, Oxford University, University of Manchester, University of York, Central Lancashire University and University of Liverpool.
Two MoUs on research collaboration were signed, one with Blizard Institute � Queen Mary University of London and the other with University of Greenwich, London. The GU signed an MoU with Brunel University London in 2012 and a PhD Scholar from the university visited the Gauhati University in 2014.
After an interaction with the vice-chancellor and the team of faculty members from the GU, a good number of universities/institutions in the UK have come forward to work for developing MoUs with the GU.
The GU V-C inaugurated the European Chapter of the Gauhati University Overseas Alumni Association in a general meeting held at the London School of Economics on February 27. A constitution was adopted for functioning of the Chapter in accordance with the constitution of the Gauhati University Alumni Association (GUAA).
In the general meeting, Dr (Ms) Rituparna Bhattacharyya Sarma was unanimously elected as the vice-president and Rajib Goswami as the secretary of the GUAA European Chapter.
Expressing his great satisfaction, Dr Hazarika appealed to all the GU alumni across the globe to come forward and join hands in this humble endeavour. He sought cooperation and help from all corners to make the GU one of the best sought-after universities in the country.
He also appealed to all the young researchers and students studying at different universities in the UK and abroad to connect themselves with their alma mater so that the motherland can boast of them. The V-C also thanked Rumi Pegu from Jonai, in North Lakhimpur, a former student of B Barooah College, Guwahati, and currently studying at the Oxford University. She was instrumental in helping the GU team to visit and interact with the Oxford University team working on certain vital socio-political and economic issues related to the Northeast India.