Assam Rifles and RRU sign MoU for holistic learning and academic collaboration

The Assam Rifles, one of the paramilitary forces of India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Rashtriya Raksha University (RRU) for holistic learning and academic collaboration.

The MoU was signed by Dr. Bimal N Patel, Vice Chancellor on behalf of RRU and Lt Gen PC Nair, Director General Assam Rifles.

The Assam Rifles (AR) is a central paramilitary force responsible for border security, counter-insurgency, and maintaining law and order in Northeast India.

Its primary duty involves guarding the Indo-Myanmar border.

The AR is one of the Central Armed Police Forces administered by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Speaking on the occasion, Lt Gen PC Nair said that the synergy between our force’s practical experience and the academic rigour of RRU is poised to create a holistic learning environment that nurtures both character and competence.

Over the years, the Assam Rifles has achieved remarkable milestones in training, demonstrating unwavering dedication and resilience.

“The essence of our success lies not only in the valor of our personnel, but also in the quality of education and training they receive,” Lt Gen Nair said.

The training achievements of the Assam Rifles are a testament to the dedication and hard work of every individual who wears the uniform, the Assam Rifles director-general said.

“We take pride in the rigorous training programmes that instill discipline resilience and a sense of duty,” he said.

The Assam Rifles chief said in the era where the landscape of security challenges is evolving rapidly, the role of education in preparing the force for the future cannot be overstated.

Earlier, Dr Bimal Patel the Vice Chancellor of RRU stated that the university does look forward to learning from the long operational experiences and people centric developmental programmes that Assam Rifles has been undertaking over the decades in the North East.

The operational experiences would be converted into case studies for the university which in turn could then be incorporated in the studies of the multiple faculties of the University, Dr. Patel said.

The DG stated that the collaboration with RRU is about forging a lasting relationship that will shape the future of Assam Rifles and also add value to RRU as well.

The MoU will accredit the academic & training programme of Assam Rifles and provide certification to various courses.

It will facilitate training in undertaking studies, dissertation, doctoral research as per university guidelines and encourage joint research initiatives, faculty exchange and collaborative projects that will benefit both the entities.

In its quest to create a well-rounded academic curriculum the Assam Rifles has previously signed MoUs with Manipur University, Mizoram University and United Service Institution, Delhi to envisage a dynamic relationship that involves joint research and specialised courses tailored to the unique needs of Assam Rifles.

Rashtriya Raksha University is an institution of National importance under the Ministry of Home Affairs; it is a pioneer National Security and Police University in India.