On invitation, the vice-chancellor of Andhra university Prof. G. Nageswara Rao visited south block in New Delhi to meet the Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lamba . Prof. Nageswara Rao initiated the discussion and briefed about the defense courses being offered to Army, Navy and Air Force personnel. During the meeting it was discussed that the Diploma, certificate, degree, P.G. and Ph.D. courses may be pursued in A.U. campus on signing of MoU, mutually agreed.
‘Indian Navy would collaborate with Andhra University on research front to initiate indigenous technology for the Navy’ said Sunil Lamba and accepted to send their officers to A.U. to understand the requirements needed from the Navy side to sign the MoU with A.U.
It was also highlighted by V.C. that Andhra University wishes to extend its services to the people who serving the nation. Prof. Rao also admitted that if Navy personnel pursue their studies in A.U. it enhances the Brand image of A.U.
In the meeting, along with Admiral Lamba, Commodore Rohtash Singh (Principal Director of Naval education), Commodore Sanjay Bhall, (Naval Advisor to chief of the Naval Staff) Brig. Mrigendra Kumar, Secretary of Kendriya Sainik Board was present.
Along with VC, Dr. K. Kumar Raja (Academic Senate Member), Mr. Ujjwal Kumar Ghatak (Academic Advisor, A.U. Defence Joint Education Programme) and Dr. Shaik Suleman, General Manager, Edcil (India) Limited and A.U. Alumni Association Delhi chapter secretary were also present during the entire discussion.