Ganderbal: Department of Law, School of Legal Studies (SLS), Central University of Kashmir (CUK) organized a colloquium on the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between it and Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL): A Way Forward, signed between the two institutions on 26th of November, 2020.
Speaking on the occasion, CUK Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din said that by pooling resources, we shall be in a better position to deal with the challenges of modern legal education as well as the contemporary issues and problems. He said the present day digital world can enable us to negotiate with the infrastructural insufficiencies in a successful manner.
Earlier, in his welcome address, Prof. Farooq Ahmad Mir, Dean SLS reiterated that under this MoU the collaborative activities in the academic areas of faculty exchange, students’ exchange, research projects, holding of lectures, training programmes, seminars and conferences on the basis of equality and reciprocity shall be the primary focus. He proposed organization of a joint Moot Court competition to kick start the process of realizing the targets of this MoU. He highlighted that Kashmir is fertile ground for research on Green Intellectual Property, being rich in biodiversity, handicrafts and unique eco-system.
Prof M Afzal Zargar said that in the present day era, the survival of institutions hinges on academic collaborations. He said this reality has been recognized by the recent National Educational Policy. He informed that through these MoUs the CUK is sharing the best of its resources with other academic institutions.
Prof Anand Pawar, VC RGNUL, who was the Guest of Honor, said an MoU provides multiple types of opportunities not only for the students but also for the faculty members. It leads to the expansion of academics. But the key is the implementation part.
Prof. Paramjit Singh Jaswal, Vice Chancellor SRM University Sonepat Haryana and Chief Guest hoped that the MoU will be helpful for securing better ranking in future. He, however, cautioned that the said MoU should not exist on the paper only. He offered technical support from his university to both these universities for having fruitful engagement through this MoU.