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Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) and the Central University of Jammu signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the presence of the Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh in New Delhi on February 10,2017. The MoU enables the two institutes to promote collaborative academic, research and capacity-building initiatives for a period of three years to start with.

The MoU was signed by Mr. Kalyan K. Roy, Registrar on behalf of ASCI and Mr.Mohd. Iqbal, Registrar, Central University, Jammu. Also present on the occasion were Mr.R.H. Khwaja, Director General, ASCI and Prof. Ashok Aima, Vice-Chancellor, Central University of Jammu. Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training, Mr.B.P. Sharma and Mr.C. Viswanath, Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms.

Dr Jitendra Singh welcomed the move and said that every possible support will be offered to promote "Administrative Studies" in Jammu.

"At a time of global exposure when emphasis is on citizen-centric governance, the need of the hour is to have an exclusive Department where education in governance and administration can be imparted in an institutionalised manner through a faculty with diverse experience from different parts of the country and abroad."

He said the MoU would send a message to other Universities, especially in northern India, to build on such partnerships which provide global exposure.

ASCI's Prof. M.Chandrasekhar and Dr.Ashita Allamraju were also present.