MRSPTU and NHPC join hands to take forward important development projects

June 21, 2024

Chandigarh, June 21

Taking a significant step towards enhancing collaborative efforts in critical sectors, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU), Bathinda and National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) Limited have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoA).

The objective of this agreement is to leverage their respective strengths in pursuing research and development initiatives important for sustainable development.

The MoU signed by Dr. Gurinder Pal Singh Brar, Registrar, MRSPTU and Shri Rajeev Jairath, GGM (Civil), Company FBD, NHPC, is a milestone in promoting innovation and solving complex challenges in hydro-power and related sectors. Is.

Under the dynamic leadership of Shri Vivek Pratap Singh, Principal Secretary, Technical Education and Industrial Training and Dr. Amit Kansal, Director, NHPC Limited, the signing ceremony was attended by Shri Ramvir, Secretary, Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training and Shri Nirmal Singh, Executive Director, NHPC. The presence of eminent dignitaries was witnessed. Also present on the occasion were Smt. Ruby Raina, GM (Legal & HR), Mr. Amritpal Singh (both from NHPC), Director Public Relations Harjinder Singh Sidhu and Dr. Harmritpal Singh from MRSPTU. Dr. Manjeet Bansal, Dean of Consultancy and Industry Linkage at MRSPTU, played a key role in facilitating the collaboration. Dr. Amit Kansal highlighted the collaborative potential, stressed NHPC's commitment to exploring new project consortiums in Punjab. Known for its excellence in education and research, MRSPTU will provide specialized expertise in hydrology, water resources, geology, renewable energy and environment management to support the initiatives of NHPC. Dr. Gurinder Pal Singh Brar expressed confidence in the role of the University, saying that they are committed to impart specialized training, conduct vital research and provide critical advisory services for the operational excellence of NHPC. The cooperation aims to coordinate efforts in disaster management including scenarios ranging from natural disasters to security challenges.

NHPC is committed to facilitate seamless project execution by providing necessary project-related information, logistics support and infrastructure. There will be joint ownership of intellectual property resulting from this collaboration, enabling both entities to utilize innovations for mutual benefit.

This strategic partnership between MRSPTU and NHPC not only promises technological advancements in the hydropower sector but also sets a precedent for effective public-private partnerships aimed at promoting innovation and sustainable development.

In particular, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU), Bathinda is famous for its contribution to technical education, training and research. Whereas NHPC Limited, under the Ministry of Power, Government of India, is a leading hydropower generation company in India.


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