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delegation of Mercer University, Atlanta (USA) visited AMU

ALIGARH December 13: A five member delegation of Mercer University, Atlanta (USA) visited the Aligarh Muslim University and met the Vice Chancellor, Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah (Retd.) and other officials of the University.

The visit of the US delegation was facilitated by the Aligarh Alumni Association of Atlanta and Mr. Hasan Kamal, a distinguished AMU alumnus, who accompanied the visiting group, played a key role in bringing the two pioneering institutions together.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Mercer University, Georgia, USA and the Aligarh Muslim University in order to promote cooperation and undertake scholarly ties between the two universities along with academic cooperation in areas of mutual interest including Pharmacy, Theology and Psychology.

Bothe the institutions agreed to explore the feasibility of establishing a framework for educational cooperation. Both partners will consult faculty and departments to explore potential mutually beneficial to them in training and applied and community based projects.

Mercer University, USA and AMU will encourage units and disciplines to explore activities such as student and faculty exchange for research, lectures and seminars that benefit both institutions.

An agreement to distribute products of Dawakhana Tibbiya College, AMU is overseas market was signed with Global Business Corporation, Atlanta (USA). The agreement will explore herbal products acceptability in the US market for curing human ailments and improving human health.

It may be noted that the Dawakhana Tibbiya College products contain Indian medicinal plants and minerals based on ancient Greek (Unani) formulations to improve human health as an alternative therapy and as food supplements manufactured by traditional method.

The US delegation was led by Richard V Swindle, Senior Vice President, R. Alan Culpepper, Dean, School of Theology, Jacquelyn, TIFT College of Education, Dr. D’Souza.

AMU Vice Chancellor, Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah (Retd.)said these MoUs are subject to final approval by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Dr. Suhail Sabir of Chemistry Department was the coordinator of the visit.

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