GITAM and Ashtaksha Labs Sign MoU to Advance Cyber Security Research and Education


New Delhi, October 2023: GITAM (Deemed to be University) and cybersecurity company Ashtaksha Labs have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under a strategic alliance that aims to accelerate advancements in cybersecurity research, education, and innovation.

The partnership will focus on collaborative research initiatives, faculty development programs, student internships, and the creation of cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions. It aims to bridge the academic-industrial divide, providing students with real-world exposure and equipping them with the skills necessary to combat contemporary cyber threats.

As our increasingly interconnected world becomes more and more vulnerable to cyber threats, this partnership serves as a strategic move to stay ahead of emerging challenges in cybersecurity. It promises to be a win-win situation, where academia gains from industry’s practical insights, and the industry benefits from academia’s research capabilities.

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Prof. K N S Acharya, Pro Vice-Chancellor of GITAM (Deemed to be University) said, “This MoU is a milestone that embodies our commitment to fostering a research-intensive environment. It opens new avenues for our students and faculty to engage in meaningful, real-world projects.

Nandi Dharma Kishore, CEO of Ashtaksha Labs commented, “We are thrilled to partner with GITAM. This collaboration will undoubtedly pave the way for groundbreaking innovations in Cyber Security, enriching both academia and industry.

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Both GITAM and Ashtaksha Labs look forward to a productive and enduring partnership that will yield substantial contributions to the field of Cyber Security. The collaboration is geared towards creating a robust ecosystem that nurtures talent, innovation, and social responsibility. 

About GITAM (Deemed to be University)

GITAM was founded in 1980 by an inspired group of eminent intellectuals and industrialists of Andhra Pradesh led by Dr M. V. V. S. Murthi, former Member of Parliament and popular philanthropist. Located in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, it also has campuses in Hyderabad and Bengaluru. Collectively, the four  campuses have 12 Schools offering 112  UG and PG Programmes ,  under their wing, in addition to Ph.D. Programme. Over the years, GITAM (Deemed to be University) has taken part in many social activities and has also produced many renowned personalities.

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