9TH MILE (RI-BHOI), April 13 - University of Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh at Sylhet recently. The MoU was signed by Prof Abdul Mannan, Chairman, UGC Bangladesh and Mahbubul Hoque, USTM Chancellor, a press release said.
Prof Mannan said that UGC Bangladesh will facilitate and coordinate the interaction of the universities of Bangladesh with USTM to pursue cooperation in exchange visits by students, faculty and administrators for study and research, teaching and discussions in accordance with regulations of both governments and universities.
The pact will help in exchange of materials in education and research, publications, academic information, instruction and cultural programmes, and institution of fellowships. Both the sides agreed for joint research projects and programmes related to global education in areas of peace and conflict transformation; water resource and solid waste management; women empowerment; micro finance and issues related to the overall spread and promotion of education and for all round development of both the countries in specified areas.
This non-binding Agreement will be effective for a period of five years but will be automatically renewed by mutual agreement for an additional five years, unless the UGC and USTM provide written notification of a decision of non-renewal prior to the expiration date.