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VIT varsity inks MoU with Zambian firm

Chennai: VIT University has entered into an MoU with Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), Zambia, to enable students get hands-on training.

A press note said following the successful education imparted by VIT to 15 students sponsored by KCM in 2011 and 15 students in 2014, the Zamibian company has again sponsored 14 students this year.

This would enable develop skilled technical manpower. The MoU was signed by Steven Din, chief executive officer, KCM and Dr G Viswanathan, Chancellor, VIT University, recently.

The release said they will undergo studies on various disciplines of engineering at VIT University. Steven Din later took a tour of the campus and its facilities including the library, laboratories and hostels.

He met all the sponsored students over an interactive lunch. Konkola Copper Mines plc (KCM), one of Africa’s largest integrated copper producers, is a subsidiary of London-listed Vedanta Resources Plc, one of the world’s largest diversified natural resources companies.

VIT Vice-Chancellor Dr Anand A Samuel, Pro Vice-Chancellors V Raju and S Narayanan were among those present.

(Caption: VIT Chancellor Dr G Viswanathan and KCM chief executive officer Steven Din after signing the MoU.)

Source: News Today

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