(TibetanReview.net, Jul09, 2014) –The KIIT University in the Indian state of Odisha (Formerly Orissa) and the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) have on Jul 4 signed a Memorandum of Understanding in New Delhi to cooperate in areas of mutual interest in education, heritage, social development, livelihood and skill building, reported odishasuntimes.com Jul 7, citing a KIIT press statement. The deal was signed between Dr A Samanta, Founder of KIIT as well as KISS (Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences) and the CTA’s head, Sikyong Lobsang Sangay.
Apart also from promoting Indo-Tibetan relationship, the two sides were also said to have agreed to undertake collaborative research, capacity building, pedagogy development, training and counseling and preservation and promotion of Tibetan culture. KIIT has also promised to work for educational development of Tibetan people.
The report said the initiative for the deal was taken by Mr Lobsang Sangay who made the proposal after learning about the track record of the university in the fields of education and social service in eastern India.