Bhubaneswar: Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) on Thursday signed an MoU with Pattamundai College which will enable faculty members of the college to avail research facilities and pursue PhD programmes on a full time and part-time basis in SOA.
As per the MoU, students and staff members of the college will also avail learning resources, particularly library facilities in the Deemed to be University while faculty from SOA will extend all cooperation in developing ‘add-on’ courses for the students of the college and extend to them existing ‘add-on’ courses at SOA.
The students will also be trained in different areas including computer education.
SOA will facilitate different accreditation programs to the college including NAAC while both SOA and the college will conduct different academic programs on emerging areas as also training programs jointly to facilitate placement of students in different organizations.
Besides, NSS and Yoga activities at Pattamundai College will be augmented with SOA help and the college will help organize NSS and similar activities in the rural areas with the assistance of the college.
A joint Centre of Excellence on yoga and health awareness will be set up while SOA will organize health camps at the college for students and staff members and conduct health check up programs for senior citizens of the locality.
SOA’s Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof. P.K.Nanda and Principal of Pattamundai College Prof. Adhikari Laxminarayan Dash signed the MoU in the presence of SOA Founder President Prof. Manojranjan Nayak.
SOA Registrar Prof. B.B.Pradhan, Dean (Students’ Welfare) Prof. J.R. Das, Chief Administrative Officer P.K.Panda and faculty members Prof. Laxmidhar Maharana and Dr. Chinmay Mohapatra were present. Pattamundai College was represented by Dr. Dushashan Parida, Prof. Dillip Kumar Bhuyan and Prof. Arabinda Panda.