Devi Ahilya University and NPUST Sign Sister-School Agreement

On March 21 (2024), NPUST welcomed a delegation from Devi Ahilya University (DAVV) of Indore, India. The five-member delegation was led by university president, Dr. Renu Jain, who was joined by the Devi Ahilya University Development Committee director. During the visit, a sister-school Memorandum of Cooperation was signed to lay the foundation for cooperation between the two universities. Representing NPUST at the signing ceremony included President Chin-Lung Chang, Vice-President for Education Shang-Min Ma, Provost Wei-Hua Lu, Office of International Affairs Dean Ru-Chu Shih, College of Engineering Dean Tien-Chien Chen and other university executives.

NPUST President Chin-Lung Chang said: “Today’s signing ceremony represents the beginning of a cooperative relationship between our two universities and the establishment of a partnership for future academic exchange, innovation, and culture sharing”. In her remarks, President Dr. Renu Jain thanked President Chang and all the teachers for their warm reception, saying “it is an honor to visit you and establish this friendship with NPUST today. We have gained a lot from our visits to the departments, and I look forward to future academic exchange opportunities”.

When the delegation from DAVV first arrived on campus, they were given a tour of the Department of Biotechnology. Department Director Hsueh-Ling Cheng briefed the visitors on the department’s structure and some of their research projects as they discussed plans for selecting teachers and students for exchanges. The guests were also shown teaching equipment and student practice sites so that they could get a fuller understanding of the approach used at the NPUST Department of Biotechnology. Afterwards, the group visited the Artificial Intelligence Mechatronics building, where Director Hudson Hsu of the of the Bachelor Degree Program in Artificial Intelligence Mechatronics provided a tour of the mechanical and electrical integration practice classroom and the indoor practice field for drones. The visitors also had the chance to observe smart agricultural machinery operations and learn about the equipment and teaching resources that students have available to them in the practical courses.

Devi Ahilya University (DAVV) was founded in 1964 and is located in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. It is the first state university in Madhya Pradesh to have been given an A+ rating by India’s National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). In recent years, DAVV’s research focus has included such areas as artificial intelligence, optics, data science, and life sciences. With the new Memorandum of Cooperation in place, the two schools look forward to lively interaction and the creation of many exchange and learning opportunities for teachers and students.