- Will work together for Smart City Heritage Ahmedabad Project
- Will collaborate for various Corporate Social Responsibility and Institutional Social Responsibility Activities
IIM Indore signed an MoU with Gujarat University, Ahmedabad on February 09, 2020. The MoU signed by Professor Himanshu Rai, Director, IIM Indore and Professor Himanshu Pandya, Vice Chancellor, Gujarat University; aims at conducting multiple activities related to Corporate Social Responsibility and Institutional Social Responsibilities for the betterment of the city, state and nation as a whole.
‘We are happy to sign MoU with Gujarat University and look forward to work together for offering various faculty and staff development programmes for colleges and universities in Gujarat. We will immediately start working towards the Smart City Ahmedabad Project & Heritage City as well’, said Professor Rai.
The MoU also aims to develop short-term and long-term certificate courses; work together on collaborative research and consultancy projects and also provide incubation centers for promoting entrepreneurship. ‘The smart city, heritage city, waste management, traffic and climate change related projects and research collaboration and extension activities will be coordinated by both of the institutions for benefit of the society. This would also include activities for capacity building and offering trainings related to the field’, said Professor Pandya.
‘The principles of smart city include sustainable development, urban resilience, intelligent infrastructure, efficient implementation and collaborative governance. IIM Indore will contribute in finding targeted solutions for different sections, areas and population with smart and innovative measures to address common pan-city problems. Similar to the cleanest city Indore, we will also provide solutions for waste management, traffic management and climate change issues’, he added. He noted that IIM Indore will also take up the projects related to Heritage City Ahmedabad, the first city in India to be inscribed in UNESCO’s World Heritage City list of 2017.
The MoU would also allow the students of Gujarat University for internship with IIM Indore faculty as well. The selection of the students for internship would be based on certain parameters determined by the selection committee, designed by both the institutions. The MoU will be defining new areas of collaboration that have not been foreseen but can be beneficial to both the institutions, added Professor Rai.