National, 9th Jan 2023: BITS Pilani, a renowned institution known for its commitment to innovation has formalized a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya, India’s first transportation University, to propel collaborative efforts in the realms of research and development, teaching, executive education, curriculum development, joint programs, faculty training, entrepreneurship, incubation, as well as joint conferences and workshops.
The collaboration aims to leverage the unique strengths and expertise of each institution, fostering a synergistic environment for transformative initiatives. By pooling resources and knowledge, BITS Pilani and Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya aspire to push the boundaries of research and education, addressing challenges and opportunities in the dynamic fields of Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain, Sustainability, Artificial Intelligence, Semiconductors, Sensors, and beyond.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof V Ramgopal Rao, Vice Chancellor, BITS Pilani said, “This strategic partnership marks a significant milestone in our commitment to advancing education, research, and innovation. The MOU reflects our shared dedication to pushing the boundaries of knowledge in key supply chain sectors that will dominate our industries and businesses of tomorrow. The need of the hour is to create a dynamic ecosystem that fosters transformative initiatives and gives students and learners enough platforms which encourage them to achieve new heights of excellence.”
Prof Manoj Choudhary, Vice Chancellor, Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya said, “This is an excellent opportunity for both the institutes to learn beyond boundaries from each other in various fields of transportation and logistics. By joining forces with BITS Pilani, we aim to create a powerhouse of innovation and excellence in areas that are crucial for the sustainable development of our society, nation, and economy; and to contribute towards Viksit Bharat@2047.”
This historic collaboration was marked by the presence of esteemed leadership teams from both institutions who, despite geographical distances, came together virtually to sign the MOU, solidifying a commitment to foster innovation, knowledge exchange, and academic excellence.