New Delhi: GITAM (deemed a university) and cybersecurity firm Ashtaksha Labs have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as part of a strategic alliance aimed at accelerating advancements in cybersecurity research, education, and innovation.
The collaboration will focus on collaborative research initiatives, faculty development programmes, student internships, and the development of cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions. It seeks to bridge the academic-industrial divide by giving students real-world experience and equipping them with the skills needed to combat modern cyber threats.
A company statement said, as increasingly interconnected world becomes more vulnerable to cyber threats, this collaboration will serve as a strategic move to stay ahead of emerging cybersecurity challenges. It has the potential to be a win-win situation, with academia benefiting from industry’s practical insights and industry benefiting from academia’s research capabilities.
“This MoU is a milestone that embodies our commitment to fostering a research-intensive environment,” said Prof. K N S Acharya, Pro Vice-Chancellor of GITAM. It provides new opportunities for our students and faculty to participate in meaningful, real-world projects.”
“We are thrilled to partner with GITAM,” said Nandi Dharma Kishore, CEO of Ashtaksha Labs. This collaboration will undoubtedly pave the way for ground-breaking cyber security innovations, benefiting both academia and industry.”
Both GITAM and Ashtaksha Labs are looking forward to a fruitful and long-term collaboration that will make significant contributions to the field of cyber security. The collaboration aims to build a strong ecosystem that fosters talent, innovation, and social responsibility.