Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between SRM University Delhi-NCR, Sonepat (Haryana) and Loma Linda University, California, USA on November 26, 2015
Date: November 26, 2015
SRM University Delhi-NCR, Sonepat (Haryana) which started its first academic session in August, 2013 as the first educational institution to start its programmes in Rajiv Gandhi Education City with first batch of 87 admissions has now grown within less than three years to more than 1200 students in B.Tech / M.Tech / Int. MBA / MBA / BBA-LLB / BA-LLB / LLB / LLM. Apart more than 90 Ph.D. Scholars have also enrolled for their research programmes. In the past, the University had signed MoU with several Universities of developed nations like UK, USA & Japan (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, University of Pennsylvania, USA and Chiba University, Japan).
Today SRM University Delhi-NCR, Sonepat (Haryana) has signed with another top ranking University ? Loma Linda University, California, USA for research collaboration, academic exchange of students, research scholars and teaching faculty, organizing joint conferences, joint supervision of M.S. & Ph.D. scholars. This is the fourth MoU this young University has executed with top ranking prestigious university of developed nations. The MoU signing programme started with a welcome by Dr. G.J. Samathanam, Director of Research alongwith lighting of lamp by the dignitaries.
Prof. S. Rajarajan, Hon?ble Vice Chancellor of the University while presiding the function, informed the audience that today?s event of signing of MoU is an additional feather on the cap of this young University. The association with Loma Linda University will pave the way for the joining of many other leading Universities of west coast of USA with us. Prof. Dr. Hansel M. Fletcher, Asst. Dean, School of Medicine, Loma Linda University in his speech informed that India has produced outstanding scientists and scholars. He was fascinated about the young campus of SRM University Delhi-NCR, Sonepat, their vision of the founders, impressive progress on the research front and the association of highly motivated top functionaries like Prof. Dr. S. Rajarajan, Hon?ble Vice Chancellor and his colleagues, one can imagine what will be the future of this University in another 100 years from now. He wished the University to have a productive future with mutual understanding and excellence in its contributions. He expressed his great satisfaction in this short visit and assured that their University will be happy to be associated in all the future endeavours within the purview of this MoU.
Dr. Wilson Aruni, Associate Research Professor of School of Medicine, Loma Linda University in his remarks informed that their University is always happy to accommodate Indian students / researchers. At present there are five young scholars from SRM University, Chennai are undergoing training under ?Study in Abroad Programme?. With the favourable support of their University, there is a bright future for SRM University Delhi-NCR, Sonepat to take part in various exchange programmes and collaborative joint research through this MoU. He profusely thanked Prof. Dr. S. Rajarajan, Hon?ble Vice Chancellor for making it possible to execute this MoU and also for arranging all the logistics & hospitality extended to them.
After signing of the MoU documents, they were exchanged between Hon?ble Vice Chancellor, SRM University Delhi-NCR, Sonepat and Prof. Dr. Hansel M. Fletcher, Loma Linda University.
SRM University Delhi-NCR, Sonepat also honoured the visiting dignitaries of Loma Linda University by appointing them as Adjunct Professors considering their rich contributions in the field of Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Biotechnology of Microbial diseases. The offer letters were handed over by Hon?ble Vice Chancellor to both the visiting dignitaries of Loma Linda University.
The function concluded with the Vote of Thanks by Dr. V. Samuel Raj, Director, Centre for Drug Design, Discovery & Development (C4D). It was witnessed by the senior functionaries such as Dr. Manish Bhalla, Registrar, Prof. C. Natarajan, Sr. Dy. Registrar, Dr. D.K. Pandey, Director (IEEEP) and the faculty of the University and doctors & other staff of PRIMSR Hospital.