In a significant move towards promoting education, the Indian Navy, along with the Navy Welfare and Wellness Association (NWWA), has partnered with the Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) in Visakhapatnam. The collaboration aims to facilitate higher education for the children of Indian Navy personnel.
A formal memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed at a ceremony attended by key representatives. NWWA President Kala Hari Kumar, Commodore G Rambabu (Naval Education), and GITAM Vice-Chancellor Prof Dayananda Siddavattam put pen to paper, marking the official beginning of this educational initiative.
The signing ceremony was graced by the presence of GITAM President M Sribhrarth, GITAM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof B Geetanjali, and Registrar Prof D Gunasekharan.
As part of this collaboration, GITAM has committed to offering four seats, including one in the field of medical sciences, within its academic institutions. These seats will be made available to the wards of Indian Navy personnel, and what sets this initiative apart is the provision of a subsidized fee structure for the selected students.
This step underscores the commitment of the Indian Navy and its associated organizations towards supporting the educational aspirations of the naval community. It not only opens up avenues for higher education but also signifies the growing trend of educational partnerships aimed at fostering specialized learning opportunities.
In a related development, Rayat Bahra University has also inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a US University, emphasizing the increasing importance of collaborations in the field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs. These collaborative efforts are poised to make education more accessible and diverse for students, marking positive strides towards a knowledge-driven future.