Published On: Thu, Nov 19th, 2009

BITS Pilani signs MoU with Lupin for employee education

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BITS Pilani has signed an MoU with Lupin with the objective of fostering collaboration between the two institutions to promote academic and research interactions.

BITS would operate an off-campus centre at Lupin, Mumbai to start with, and run educational programmes to meet the human resources development needs of Lupin, leading to specific degrees of BITS through its Work Integrated Learning Programmes. These programmes will have the same rigour and standards as those programmes offered on-campus, and will be equivalent to the corresponding degrees offered on-campus.

The educational programmes conducted under this collaborative arrangement will offer the employees of Lupin an opportunity to enhance their academic qualification, synergize theory with practice on a sustained basis, be multi-skilled with exposure to upcoming technological areas, appreciate key management concepts, participate better in organizational initiatives and provide meaningful insights

Lupin would make available the necessary infrastructural facilities and logistical support required (such as office facilities for BITS faculty, classrooms with necessary equipment, library facilities, facilities for conducting examinations, computer and communication facilities with access to electronic mail and Internet) for the smooth and effective conduct of the educational programmes. Lupin would also endeavor to provide corporate support for identifying resource persons from Lupin to participate in the academic and pedagogic aspects of the programme, wherever necessary.

The employees of Lupin admitted to the BITS programmes under this collaborative arrangement, will be treated as BITS students and will be governed by the fee structure and academic regulations of BITS and also by the service rules and regulations specified by Lupin.

Lupin would extend support in planning, organizing, implementation and continuation of the Practice School (PS) programme for students of BITS from its various campuses, both for the PS-I component of two months duration as well as the PS-II component of five and a half months duration.

A Coordination Committee consisting of Vice-Chancellor, BITS as Chairman, and two nominees each from BITS and Lupin would coordinate and monitor the academic and research programmes and all related operational matters within the framework of the academic regulations of BITS and the objectives outlined by Lupin.

The MoU was signed on behalf of BITS by Dr G Sundar Dean Practice School Division and Dr LK Maheshwari while on behalf of Lupin, Mr Rituraj Sar General Manager Learning and Development and Dr Kamal K Sharma Managing Director signed the MoU.

The Pharmacy Group of BITS, Pilani established in 1950 which has blossomed today into one of the most sought after Schools of Pharmacy is one of the few early schools of Pharmacy in India nurtured under the able leadership of (Late) Prof. M. L. Schroff, Father of Pharmacy Education in India