Bhubaneswar: The Odisha-based Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) Deemed to be University will extend its research and library facilities as well as PhD programmes for the faculty and students of Pattamundai College in Kendrapara district.
As per an MoU signed here on Thursday, the students and staff members of Pattamundai College will also avail learning resources, particularly library facilities in the Deemed to be University.
The SOA faculty will also extend cooperation in developing ‘add-on’ courses for the students of the college. The students will also be trained in different areas including computer education.
The areas where the SOA will extend support to the college include accreditation programmes including NAAC, academic programme on emerging areas, training to facilitate placement of students, NSS and Yoga activities.
A joint Centre of Excellence on yoga and health awareness will be set up while SOA will organise health camps at the college for students and staff members and senior citizens.
SOA’s Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof PK Nanda and Principal of Pattamundai College Prof Adhikari Laxminarayan Dash signed the MoU in the presence of SOA Founder President Prof Manojranjan Nayak.
SOA Registrar Prof BB Pradhan, Dean (Students’ Welfare) Prof JR Das, Chief Administrative Officer PK Panda and faculty members Prof Laxmidhar Maharana and Dr Chinmay Mohapatra were present.
Pattamundai College was represented by Dr Dushashan Parida, Prof Dillip Kumar Bhuyan and Prof Arabinda Pandab.