In a step ahead towards international collaboration for quality education, Punjab Technical University (PTU) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ASB Industries, OHIO, USA on 22nd May, 2014.
ASB Industries, Ohio, USA, Inc. is a leading single-source provider of cold spray and thermal spray industrial coating services. Both, PTU and ASB have mutually collaborated in an academic and research related activities especially in the areas of Mechanical engineering.
Briefing about the scope of the agreement and related objectives Dr. Rajneesh Arora, Vice-Chancellor, PTU said, “The objectives of this agreement are many like enrollment of ASB scientists/employees in a Ph.D program at PTU, as part-time students as per the PTU rules; exchange of graduate and post-graduate students of PTU in the disciplines of mechanical engineering for project work/training at ASB; Sponsorship and pooling of resources for co-operative seminars, workshops and other specific meetings on the topics of mutual interest, as and when deemed feasible.”
Further elaborating the objectives Dr. Arora said, “Few more objectives encompasses exploring the possibilities of carrying out sponsored research project; joint supervision of Ph. D students at PTU; assisting in the development of curriculum of mechanical engineering courses according to industrial/research lab requirements in order to make student more employable and enrollment of scientists of ASB as supervisors to guide Ph.D students at PTU. This collaboration would bring laurels to PTU in near future.”
On this occasion, Dean (Academics) PTU, Dr. Buta S Sidhu, Director Colleges, PTU, Dr. Balkar Singh, Mr. Charlie Kay, CEO, ASB Industries, OHIO, USA were present and signed the MoU.