The 10-year contract between the country’s oldest and youngest universities is set to open up new opportunities in education. At a function held at the Syndicate Chamber of Kerala University on Monday, DUK Registrar P Suresh Babu and KU Registrar KS Anil Kumar signed the MoU in the presence of DUK and KU Vice Chancellor Dr Saji Gopinath and Dr VP Mahadevan Pillai respectively.
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According to the Memorandum of Understanding, DUK and KU will be engaged in mutually beneficial ways of conducting collaborative projects, teaching, research and development cooperation, organizing training programs, conferences, etc. and providing industry input and value addition in data science. And technology management. Another highlight of the agreement will be the DUK and KU’s exchange programs involving researchers, faculty, technical faculty and students, an official statement said. Dr. Saji Gopinath, Vice Chancellor, DUK, said that through this collaboration, Digital University will be able to quickly improve its activities and offers by combining our experience in digital technology with the skills available in various departments of Kerala University such as Optoelectronics, Future Studies. Environmental sciences, geology, communication and journalism, bioinformatics and law, etc., “will help expand the scope of this collaborative course, create a platform for innovation and ensure more opportunities for students and researchers,” he said.
The memorandum of understanding will provide a win-win situation for DUK, which has the latest technology skills, and KU, which offers a wide range of technical and non-technical courses, the statement said. Curriculum development is an important area where both universities will work to incorporate a set of skills that can adapt students to changing employment conditions, he added.
Founded in 1937 as the University of Travancore, KU is one of the first 16 universities in the country and has more than 150 affiliated colleges and 43 education and research departments. The Kerala University of Digital Sciences, Innovation and Technology, also known as DUK, was established by the Kerala government in 2020, in response to the huge manpower demand for the fourth industrial revolution involving disruptive technology.
Located on the Technocity campus, DUK offers masters and doctoral programs in the latest technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, the Internet of Things, cyber security, data analytics, and more.
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