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BSE, Binani Industries sign MoUs with Moulana Azad National Urdu University
Friday February 13, 2015 8:06 PM, IANS

Bombay Stock Exchange Institute, Binani Industries and UFO Moviez are among the six companies and institutes which Friday signed MoUs with Moulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU).

MANUU Chancellor Zafar Sareshwala, a close aide of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has roped in the big names in his first attempt to forge links with the industry.

The MoUs were signed by the university with the six industries and institutes in the presence of Sareshwala and MANUU Vice Chancellor Mohammad Miyan.

A month after taking over as the chancellor, the Gujarati businessman brought the industrialists to the Hyderabad-based university for the first-ever interface with the industry in 17 years of its existence.

The industries which signed the MoUs are into manufacturing, financial services, education and skill development.

Besides BSE and Binani Industries, Sanatan Education Pvt Ltd, Valuable Educament Pvt Ltd, the parent company of UFO Moviez and ISTTM Technology Business School of Hyderabad inked the MoUs with the central university.

BSE Institute Limited, a subsidiary of BSE, will design specialized financial market related courses like courses in Islamic finance for MANUU students and will also provide expert faculty and certification.

Binani, a $2 billion group, will provide training to students during summer and will also send their experts to MANUU as visiting faculty.

UFO Moviez India Limited will undertake on a pilot basis a project to connect MANUU's main campus at Hyderabad with its nine centres across the country. This will enable students at all campuses to hear the faculty live and also interact with them.

"This is just the beginning. I am in touch with many other leading companies and I will bring them here," Sareshwala told IANS.

He said he was going a step beyond the campus recruitment. "The idea is to ensure that student get the job before he passes out. We don't need institutes which produce unemployable graduates," he said.

He believes the visit of experts and counsellors would help boost the morale of the students and develop their skills. "I found the students at MANUU have a deep sense of inferiority. There is a need to boost their morale," the chancellor said.

He said associating with big names like BSE itself will give huge recognition to MANUU. Stating that no university can progress unless it has links with the industry, Sareshwala said he was working on both interface with industry and tie-ups with top universities around the world.

Sareshwala said they were in talks with three universities in Malaysia for a tie-up. He has roped in eminent educationist Mohammed Obaidullah to help forge linkages with other universities.

Obaidullah, who is associated with the Islamic University Malaysia and is also an advisor at the Islamic Research and Training Institute, Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), promised to establish a link between MANUU and Islamic University of Malaysia to produce skilled persons for niche financial markets.

The chancellor also plans to start new modern courses and ensure that the syllabus is more conversant. "What you teach here should match with what is happening in the world," he said and hoped that the interface with industry will help the university in designing a syllabus which is more conversant.

Joey Ghose, managing director of Binani Cement Ltd, said they would providing MANUU students and staff hands on exposure and training.


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