Can there be a more conducive time to sign a MoU with Brazil? Our country, despite reeling under the situation to vaccinate 138 crore lives, has already extended a helping hand to many countries and one that significantly stands out is Brazil. With its rich heritage, India always believes “Helping others is the way we help ourselves”. Following the footsteps of our country, KIET Group of Institutions, the educational institution affiliated to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow (UP) India has signed the memorandum of understanding (MOU) with ASSOCIAÇÃO CULTURAL DE RENOVAÇÃO TECNOLÓGICA SOROCABANA – ACRTS- sponsor of FACENS University–Centro Universitário de Facens “Institution” located atSão Paulo, Brazil, an educational institution organized under the laws of Brazilfor academic co-operation.
The MoU was formally exchanged between Dr. (Col) A Garg, Director, KIET Group of Institutions, Ghaziabad, Dr. Manoj Goel, Joint Director, KIET Group of Institutions, Ghaziabad, Dr. Anil Ahlawat, Dean Academics, KIET Group of Institutions, Ghaziabad, Mr. Satendra Kumar, General Manager, TBI, KIET Group of Institutions, Ghaziabad, Dr. Neeraj Kumar Gupta, HoD-EN, KIET Group of Institutions, Ghaziabad, Dr. Preeti Chitkara, Coordinator- Career Guidance Centre for National and International Affairs, Dr. Nitin Kumar Saxena, Associate Professor (Research)-EN, D. Blandina Miracle, Assistant Professor-EN, from KIET’s side and Eng. Paulo Carvalho, Dean, Dr. Lester Abreu, Research Director, Dr. Regiane Romano, Professor Associated, Dr. Roberto Netto, Professor, Coordinator of IoT Graduate Course and Technical Coordinator of IP Facens, Rosi Vieira, MsC., Coordinator of International Relations Office from FACENS’ side. The ceremony was organized on 30 January 2021, wherein the esteemed members of both institutes congratulated each other and promised to initiate the promises done through the understanding through the projects of eminence.
Dr Neeraj Kumar Gupta, Head of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, KIET Group of Institutions, initiated the discussions with proposed areas for collaboration. He said “We are open to collaborate with your organization. Some are listed; however we are open for other proposals too; Collaborative researches proposal, Collaborative research publications, Collaborative supervision of UG, PG and Ph.D. students, Collaborative Faculty Development Program in India as well as Brazil by means of offline or online method, Collaborative Workshop in India as well as Brazil by means of offline method or online method, Collaborative ideas, Joint Conferences and Seminars, Guest Lectures, Summer Internships/Schools, Online Programs, Diploma Programs that can be pursued along with degree program on our campus and International Internships for Students”.
Director-KIET Group of Institutions, Dr. A Garg was proud about the similarities of both Institutes: the 5000 plus students in both the Institutes, emphasis on technology, entrepreneurship, Innovation, leading to compatibility of both Institutes and said “FACENS-a highly decorated University like KIET, has rightly selected KIET for collaboration and hand in hand, we can straight away start with online webinars, collaborative publications, research supervisions, joint projects etc. Once the situations normalize and with mutual convenience, we plan to make cultural exchanges between the countries.” He added, “We are truly excited by this venture and would like to learn from the strengths of FACENS University and is keenly looking forward to the value addition, a healthy and long-lasting relationship.”
Eng. Paulo Carvalho, Dean, FACENS said “This is a very important and significant time for both Brazil and India as well as FACENS and KIET. FACENS is very innovative, dynamic and flexible, always striving to move ahead taking the best of everything in real time solutions. On February 11, 2021, FACENS is going to inaugurate their INDUSTRY 4.0 Laboratory with 5G, which is one of a kind for any University in Brazil, where FACENS is a pioneer.” He also said, “The pandemic taught us the education sector should move on-learning online, which has explored long digital distance learning. Let’s make a BRAZIL-INDIA technical event!”
Dr. Preeti Chitkara and Dr Romano, Managers, International Relations of KIET & Facens respectively, were indeed enthralled and extended their soul-felt thanks to all for their support.
The research Directives/ proposals/Execution Plan of MoU of the Institute includes projects, programs and activities in different areas of cooperation and common interest, to facilitate education and research activities for scientific, technological and cultural development and dissemination for the exchange of information and training at University level.
Excellence centers at KIET Group of Institutions on Biomedical Instrumentation and Power Systems will go a long way in giving life to realize the above-mentioned directives.