The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and the Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for exchanging intellectual resource and infrastructure of both the organizations and setting the ground for long term Academy-Industry Partnership sharing the strengths of each other.
The MoU was signed at DMRC’s corporate office at Metro Bhawan by Mr. Sharat Sharma, Director (Operations)/DMRC and Dr. C. P. Shrimali, Director (Acting), MDI, Gurgaon in the presence of Dr. Mangu Singh, Managing Director/DMRC and other senior officials.
DMRC and MDI would collaborate to develop management level programs for senior and middle level executives of DMRC and the students of MDI in order to strengthen the scope of innovation and research. The modules for these programmes would be designed by the faculty members from MDI and officers from DMRC.
DMRC has also offered to arrange trips for the MDI students at its stations, construction sites, depots and training institute to give them practical exposure about customer management, Operations and Management, Project Management etc. MDI has also agreed to arrange involvement of DMRC officers in their workshops including meeting with Business Leaders and Innovators and students of Management.
Both the parties would also assist each other in resolving the issues and challenges mutually and provide solutions and practical experience of best practices. The two organizations also plan to explore opportunities in the international markets and jointly bid for assignments in capacity building, institution development, training and development programmes etc.
DMRC and MDI will establish a Joint Advisory Board to undertake periodic review of the progress of various activities undertaken in pursuance of this MoU. The Board will consist of two senior-level officers from DMRC and two faculty members form MDI who will regularly monitor the qualitative aspects of various programs.
In past, DMRC also tied up with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi and Delhi Technological University (DTU) to explore all aspects of planning, management, operations and construction of the Metro Rail network. Similarly, DMRC has also tied up with many cultural and literary organizations in its endeavor to promote art, culture and heritage among the general public.