MoU signed between XISS and Population Services International

Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS), Ranchi has entered in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Population Services International, India for the next three years. Both the organizations under this MoU will focus on areas of Rural Development, Health, Women Empowerment and Gender Studies, Education, and Research.

Dr Joseph Marianus Kujur SJ, Director, Dr Amar E. Tigga, Dean Academics, Dr Anant Kumar, HoP, Rural Management Programme, along with Mr Mukesh Kumar Sharma, Executive Director, PSI India, Mr Hitesh Sahni, Director, Programs, Ms Emily Das, Deputy Director, M&E, Mr Sanjeev Kumar Srivastava, Director- HR & Admin and Mr Amit Kumar, GM, were present during the signing of the MoU. 

Dr Kujur expressed his happiness over the collaboration and said that XISS is elated on this collaboration with PSI India in the areas of Rural Development, Health, Women Empowerment, and Gender Studies, Education, and Research which resonate with the mission and vision statements of XISS. It is a wonderful opportunity for the students of XISS to learn and understand the ground realities of the industry.

Under this partnership, XISS and PSI will establish channels of communication and cooperation that shall advance their operations in the sector. The institute and organization will conduct joint studies and analysis using data and evidence on issues of mutual interest. XISS will utilize the resources to create more engaging curriculum for students and work in research and development and capacity building opportunities for both, XISS and PSI. Both organizations are also exploring opportunities of internship and placement for students.

Mr Mukesh Kumar Sharma, Executive Director, PSI India, on this collaboration, stated that XISS is one of the leading institutes of the country and the students here have good track record and potential. This association will help the students learn, innovate, and prepare for the industry better.

PSI India is an NGO operating across 5 states in India namely, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Delhi for over 40 years. They have promoted and provided solutions that mobilize, equip, educate, and empower people in the public health domain.