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MHRD signs MoU with Higher Edu Deptt for IIM

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SRINAGAR: In the presence of Minister for Education Naeem Akhtar and Minister of State for Education Priya Sethi, Union Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) through Director IIM Lucknow today signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Commissioner Secretary, State Higher Education Department for establishment of IIM at Jammu at one of the desired place selected by the State Government and also immediately take up work for establishing Transit Campus at few designated places in Jammu.
The MoU was signed by Dr Ajit Prasad, Director IIM Lucknow and Dr Asghar Samoon, Commissioner Secretary, Higher Education at Civil Secretariat Srinagar.
Naeem Akhtar termed the MOU as a landmark decision that will go a long in producing world class management professional from the State. He also asked the MHRD to work concurrently for establishing offsite campus of IIM Jammu in Srinagar to benefit students of Kashmir division too.
According to the MOU, IIM Lucknow will be the Mentor Institute for IIM Jammu acting through its Director, Department of Higher Education, MHRD.
According to MoU for establishing the transit campus for IIM Jammu, Higher Education Department has requested Registrar, University of Jammu to vacate sheds near the entrance gate to handover the same to IIM Jammu and vacant Administrative block of Government College of Engineering at Old University Campus Jammu which has also been provided to IIM Jammu. IIM Lucknow will build classrooms, mess, hostel facility etc at these places after demolition of old structure and repair/alteration of buildings wherever necessary.

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