Hyderabad: The University of Hyderabad and the Cambridge University Press India Private Limited on Thursday inked a Memorandum of Understanding for the purpose of collaboration in research publications in the fields of Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Humanities brought by the UoH in the form of books, journals and monographs, both in printed and electronic form.
The MoU was signed by the UoH Registrar, Mr C P Mohan Kumar, and the Managing Director of the Cambridge Press, Mr Manas Saikia. The term of agreement shall be for an initial period of five years from the date of the agreement and shall be automatically renewed thereafter for an additional two-year period by mutual consent.
Speaking to the media, Mr Manas Saikia said that the MoU would help the scholarly products by the University of Hyderabad to reach all parts of the world. He also said that there would be at least two or three reviews for scholarly product before it gets published, and a printed version would appear in the country within four to six months after its publication.
When asked about the trade component of publication, Mr Saikia said that about 20 per cent of proceedings of sales would be accrued to the University as a royalty.
Speaking on the occasion, the UoH vice-chancellor, Prof. Dr Syed E Hasnain, expressed his happiness that the placements at the Central University were unbelievably satisfied and the students educated here were all over the world. He also said that the “Prof. C R Rao Institute of Advanced Mathematics and Statistics” built on the University campus would be inaugurated on March 27. Besides, the former President, Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, would lay the foundation stone for “Sankhya”, a National Museum of Statistics. “The purpose of Sankhya would be to encourage the people to pursue the study of Statistics and make them aware of the significance of Statistics in various aspects”, he said.
Prof. Hasnain said that the Planning Commission has announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh for those who come out with an ideal architectural design for the building of “Sankhya”.
The University Registrar, Mr Mohan Kumar and the well-known scientist, Prof. C R, also spoke. (NSS)