Fortis Memorial Research Institute , Fortis Healthcare has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GD Goenka University for academic collaboration for its programmes in areas of Psychology, Physiotherapy, Nutrition & Health, and Hospital & Healthcare Management to provide quality collaborative learning opportunities for its students and promote academic research.
The MoU was signed by Bhavdeep Singh, Group CEO – Fortis Healthcare & Nipun Goenka, MD – GD Goenka Group. Both of them emphasized the need for more such collaboration between universities and industries for skill development (education and training), the generation, acquisition and adoption of knowledge (innovation and technology transfer), as well as the promotion and encouragement of entrepreneurship.
“At GD Goenka University we have always strived to nurture and train the brightest brains who are not only equipped with hands on training and industry exposure but are also ready to bring in fresh perspective and energy to the industry. The MoU will bridge the gap between the industry and the academia by promoting and supporting teaching, research and community outreach and will be of primary importance in the fulfillment of their mission, goals, and objectives our university.” – Nipun Goenka, Managing Director, GD Goenka Group
As per the agreement, students at GDGU will now have the opportunity to observe the relevant procedures, undergo an Internship and learn from the industry experts thereby contributing in the advancement of critical research and techno-economic development of the nation.
Bhavdeep Singh, Group CEO, Fortis Healthcare said “The benefits of academia-industry linkages are wide reaching and can help in coordinating research and development (R&D) agendas, avoid research duplications, stimulate additional private sector investment, exploit synergies and complementing science and technological capabilities. We are delighted to partner with GD Goenka University in taking forward this mission.”
Recently GD Goenka University also signed a MoU with Medanta – The Medicity for clinical collaboration of Academic Programmes like B.Sc. Cardiovascular Technology, B.Sc. Healthcare& Clinical Research and Diploma in Pharmacy. These collaborations will be helpful for courses under School of Medical and Allied Sciences (SoMAS) and School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SoHSS).