North Macedonian diplomat calls for student, professor exchange

S Vishnu Sharmaa, INN/Chennai, @infodeaofficial

The call was for exchange of students and professors between North Macedonia and SRM Institute of Technology (SRMIST) with a motive of strengthening relations.

Speaking at the launch of fifth round of National Family Health Survery (NHFS-5) for Tamilnadu and Puducherry at SRM School of Public Health NehatEmini, Charge d’ Affaires, Embassy of North Macedonia said he would like to invite students and professors from India for exchange programmes to his country where they have very good professors with good standing in Europe.

‘I am deeply convinced that our common aim is to deepen cooperation in areas of our mutual interest.’ The exchange is said to have been proposed during a meeting with T.R. Paarivendhar, founder chancellor of SRMIST and its president P Sathyanarayanan.

The sculpture and heritage of North Macedonia is very similar to India and I hope we have pivotal trade and education connection between our
countries, said Sathyanarayanan.

Speaking about the survey Sathyanarayanan said SRM School of Public Health of SRMIST has been selected to do NFHS-5. Normally it is the government who does such surveys but this has been passed on to a private organization.

This is a privilege for SRM to be designated as a nodal point for this survey in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, said Sathyanarayanan. SRMIST vice chancellor Dr. Sandeep Sancheti called for timely completion of the survey which would be greatly beneficial to society.

He said the SRM School of Public Health should excel in carrying out its mandate given by the government to change the perception that societal contribution of educational institutions is not so strong.

Registrar of SRMIST N. Sethuraman, C.Latha, project officer for Tamilnadu at International Institute of Population Studies, the national nodal centre for implementing NHFS-5 were among others present.

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