Kochi: In a significant move towards fostering global collaborations, the Federal Institute of Science and Technology (FISAT) in Kerala has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Malaysia to promote friendship and cooperation, mutual understanding, academic, cultural and scientific thought and personnel exchange. The MoU will remain in effect for a period of three years.
The MoU signing ceremony took place at FISAT's campus in Kochi in the presence of officials from both institutions. The event highlighted the commitment of FISAT and UiTM to promote academic exchange, joint research projects, and the sharing of knowledge and expertise across various fields of study. Under the newly established partnership, FISAT and UiTM will explore avenues for student and faculty exchanges. The collaboration also aims to facilitate joint research initiatives, fostering innovation and cross-cultural understanding.
Speaking at the ceremony, Shimith P R, the chairman of FISAT,said the partnership will enhance the quality of education and research at FISAT and contribute to the overall development of our institution."
Dr Valliyappan David Natarajan an associate professor at the College of Engineering at Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia has been appointed as the project (MoU) manager and he will be monitoring the joint activities under the provisions of the MoU.
The partnership between FISAT and UiTM is expected to create opportunities for joint research publications, conferences, and seminars.
This collaboration comes at a time when Kerala's higher education sector is increasingly focusing on internationalisation efforts, recognising the importance of global exposure and collaboration in an interconnected world.