Victoria University has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with leading universities from Gujarat State in India.
A delegation of officials from Ministry of Education and Gujarati India were at Victoria University campus located at Victoria Towers on Jinja Road in Kampala.
The purpose of the MoUs if to see that universities cooperate in areas of innovation, E-commerce, incubation programmes and technical support to start-ups.
The Indian delegation that visited Victoria University on Monday included Vibhavariben Dave, Minister of State for Education Department, Government of Gujarat, Anju Sharma IAS, Principal Secretary (edu) Government of Gujarat, High commissioner, Indian Embassy, Vice Chancellor, Dr Himanshu Pandya, Paresh Dave, Joint Director-of technical education, Rajesh Patel, Representative of Marwadi University ( Lead University) and other 10 representatives from India.
Some of the Universities Victoria University has already entered into MoUs with, according to Businesss Focus, include GANAPAT University, MARWADI University and Sankalchand Patel University
The Victoria University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Krishna N. Sharma said Gujarat State has got 70 Universities but the government chose only top 16 to visit the fast-growing Victoria University.
“We had two categories of collaboration; one with the Ministry of Education where we have a collaboration called I-Hub or innovation Hub, so we have signed an intent of collaboration where we are going to do joint innovations, joint research and sharing resources etc,” he said.
Adding: “We are going to sign more MoUs with other universities tomorrow, we have special scholarships for Victoria students and alumni and other areas are to explore opportunities to do joint research, joint publications, exchange of staff and students.”