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TERI University signs MoU with Centre for Air Power Studies

TERI University signs MoU with Centre for Air Power Studies
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TERI University, which offers programmes related to sustainable development, and the Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS), which focuses on research...

The research areas include politics and governance, energy security, resource management, economics, statistics and social science analysis

New Delhi: TERI University, which offers programmes related to sustainable development, and the Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS), which focuses on research and analysis in areas related to national security, defence and aerospace, have entered into a collaborative agreement.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) helps build strategic research capacity at the doctoral level. Through this MoU, signed on Thursday, serving officers of the Indian Air Force (IAF) would be admitted to the doctoral programme at the TERI University in research areas related to politics and governance, energy security, resource management, economics, statistics and social science analysis. They would be jointly supervised by faculty members of TERI University and the Centre for Air Power Studies.

Dr Rajiv Seth, acting Vice Chancellor of TERI University said “Through this agreement, we will be able to build capacity in the country in the nexus between issues of national security and sustainable development. Serving Air Force officers will do doctoral level research under the guidance of experts in both these strategic areas.”

Underlining the importance of this MoU, Air Marshal Vinod Patney (Retd), Director General of CAPS said that this aims at widening its areas of research. “CAPS has taken the initiative and entered into a joint MoU with TERI University as a collaborative research partner. Through this agreement, nominated scholars would now be able to carry out research (while pursuing a PhD degree) in areas related to Sustainable Development and National Security Studies, added Director General of CAPS. TERI University in the past has partnered with several leading universities of USA, the UK and Australia that has created a platform for an exchange of ideas, knowledge and research for both the faculty and students.

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