Mysuru: GRAAM, a public policy research and advocacy institute inked a Memorandum of Understanding on December 29, 2020 with Institute of Social and Economic Change (ISEC), India’s premier institute for Interdisciplinary Research and Training in Social Sciences.
The MoU was signed to work jointly on research, faculty training and research collaboration, projects and internships for students.
Under the terms of MoU, both the research organisations have agreed to undertake collaborations in research and development, including exchange of information, publications and training.
Considering the growing need for inter-institutional collaborations in grassroots research and abject necessity for improved policy level decision making, both the parties involved have agreed to work on joint projects, provide support in implementing projects and apply for collaborative funding encompassing research on all aspects of a developing society within the interdisciplinary framework.
This partnership is also undertaken with the intention of constituting faculty training, providing an opportunity for faculty of both GRAAM and ISEC to attend workshops and leadership training constituted jointly by both the organizations.
The organisations have also agreed on constituting inter-institution access to faculties and students to publish academic and research work for mutual learning and to share values and contribute towards the overall development of society. The organisations have agreed on jointly developing short term and distance learning programs for general public’s consumption, apart from the short-term training through seminars, lecture series, workshops and conferences.
The signing of the MoU was attended by Dr R Balasubramaniam, founder and chairman, GRAAM and Dr Basavaraju R Shrestha, Executive Director, GRAAM, and Professor S. Madheswaran, Director, ISEC and Professor Krishnaraj among other faculty members. Other dignitaries present included Professor K V Raju, Economic Advisor to CM of Uttar Pradesh,
Professor M K Sridhar (Former Member Secretary of Karnataka Knowledge Commission), Dr P V Krishna Bhat, Chancellor at Central University of Orissa, Koraput and Professor M V Nadakarni, Honorary Visiting Professor, ISEC, according to Dr Basavaraju R Shrestha, Executive Director, GRAAM.
– Team Mysoorunews