Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) has made its first academic collaboration at international level by entering into a Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU ) with Al-Mustafa International University (MIU), Iran.
Al Mustafa International University, Qum, (Iran) is an International Academic, Islamic and University- style seminary institute established in 1979. It has International branches and affiliate schools, according to a press release.
The MoU was signed by Dr. M.A. Sikandar, Registrar, MANUU and Dr. Mohammad Reza Saleh, Chief Representative of MIU in the presence of Dr. Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz, Vice-Chancellor, MANUU and Prof. Ali Abbasi, Vice-Chancellor and Dr. Hameed Jazaeri, Registrar of MIU. It was agreed to promote and broaden the activities of both institutions with the vision that it will be a new phase in rejuvenating the indo-Iran relations to facilitate research and mutual exchanges of scholars.
Collaboration between the two institutions will envisage research in the field of Humanities, Culture, History, Persian, Arabic, Urdu languages and literature, Management, Mass Communication, Islamic Studies etc., apart from a provision for scholarship at Masters and Doctorate level for the Scholars of MANUU, establishment of Chair of Eminent scholars/students, exchange of scholars, international seminars, conferences and symposia. The MIU will also extend cooperation and support to establish QuliQutub Shah Chair at MANUU so as to identify joint projects to work upon.
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Prof. Ali Abbasi referred to time tested cordial relations between Iran and India and expressed the hope that the MoU will pave the way for mutual exchange of knowledge. He also presented the profile of MIU and offered sabbatical exchanges with MANUU.
Dr. Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz described the MoU as a new beginning for MANUU and recalled the warmth and closeness between the two countries and expressed confidence that this step would further the momentum.