To offer joint academic programs, training activities and to promote start-up business ventures GITAM Deemed to be University Institute of Management has signed MoU with the newly established MSME Technology Centre here on Wednesday. The MSME Visakhapatnam Technology Centre Deputy General Manager G.Prasada Reddy and GITAM Deemed to be University Research & Development wing Deputy Director Prof.N.Sai Sudhakar exchanged the MoU documents in the presence of senior faculty and students.
While addressing the gathering MSME Visakhapatnam Technology Centre Deputy General Manager G.Prasada Reddy said that the technology centre was established through the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India under the auspices of the World Bank. He mentioned that the primary objective of the technology centre is to provide skill development training and conduct innovative research at the interface of multiple disciplines to create high-quality human resources in disciplinary and interdisciplinary areas of Engineering Technologies. He said that as part of MoU joint academic and training programs will be offered in the areas of management, engineering, entrepreneurship and business incubation. The MSME Technology Centre will facilitate GITAM students to do internships, projects also offer joint certification programs, he added.
GITAM Research and Development Deputy Director Prof.N.Sai Sudhakar informed that GITAM faculty will engage with MSME officials in doing joint research activities and also to prepare case studies of various MSMEs. He expressed that the MoU will enhance the knowledge of students as well as faculty in the area of entrepreneurship. GITAM Institute of Management Dean Prof.Y. Gouthama Rao conveyed that the collaboration will bring benefits to the students, faculties and will bridge the academia-industry gap.