Published On : Wed, Jul 13th, 2016

Nagpur to have mining varsity, signs MoU with St Petersberg University, Russia

mou miningNagpur: A Mining University will be set up in Nagpur with the cooperation of St Petersberg University, Russia. The university will also help MAHAGENCO to modernise coal energy conversion.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is in Russia, met Prof. Vladimir Litvinenko, Rector of St. Petersburg Mining University. The university signed an MoU with Maharashtra Government to set up a university at Nagpur, as Vidarbha has huge mineral reserves.

St. Petersburg Mining University was established in 1773 to prepare highly qualified specialists for mining and metallurgical production.

Fadnavis also had a meeting with Konstantin Bocharov, General Director, Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET). KRET is a subsidiary of PocTex and unites more than 95 organisations engaged in development and production of military and civil radio-electronic products.

Fadnavis invited KRET to invest in Maharashtra for manufacturing avionics spare parts. KRET showed keen interest to be an active part of ‘Make In India’ initiative. KRET plans to set up a fund to finance Indian offset requirements for servicing, avionics spare parts, designated areas and to support defence manufacturing parks and sector in Nagpur and Nashik. An MoU was also singed for cooperation between BMC and world-famous Hermitage Museum.