Vedanta Aluminium signs MoU with National Forensic Sciences University (NFSU), Gandhinagar

10th May 2022

  • Aims to promote research, training and academic initiatives for its Security professionals

New Delhi; 10th May 2022: Vedanta Aluminium, India’s largest producer of aluminium, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Forensic Sciences University (NFSU), Gandhinagar to promote Research, Training and Academic initiatives for its security professionals. National Forensic Science University (NFSU) is a renowned and the one & only Forensic Science University in the world, known for producing high-skilled professionals in forensic and homeland security.

The MoU was signed by Prof. (Dr.) Purvi Pokhariyal, Campus Director, NFSU, and Mr. Avtar Singh, Chief Security and Intelligence Officer, Aluminium Business – Vedanta Ltd., in the presence of Dr J. M. Vyas, Hon. Vice Chancellor of NFSU. With this industry-academia partnership, Vedanta Aluminium intends to leverage the robust pedagogy and rich expertise of NFSU in:

  • Giving its security professionals opportunities to gain from NFSU’s knowledge pipeline, to stay ahead of the curve and develop unparalleled competencies
  • Create avenues for recruiting from NFSU’s talent base
  • Induce a fundamental transformational shift in the company’s security & intelligence functions
  • Explore opportunities to co-create disruptive solutions for the industry, by working with NFSU’s extensive network of forensic and security experts

Speaking about Vedanta Aluminium’s partnership with the National Forensic Sciences University, Mr. Rahul Sharma, CEO – Aluminium Business, Vedanta Ltd., said, “Vedanta Aluminium is India’s largest producer of aluminium, with large-scale world-class aluminium smelters, alumina refinery and power plants in the states of Odisha and Chhattisgarh. It is imperative for us to ensure security and integrity of our assets and people, who are engaged in producing critical raw materials that cater to industries in over 30 countries. We are delighted to sign the MoU with National Forensic Sciences University for bringing in a transformative shift in industrial security & intelligence and create avenues for both the industry and university to collaborate on capability and knowledge development.”

Prof. (Dr.) Purvi Pokhriyal, Campus Director – National Forensic Sciences University, added, “The association will further bolster academia-industrial link and will prove to be beneficial for both the institutions in terms of research and applied use.”

Mr. Avtar Singh also delivered a guest lecture to the students of the School of Police Science & Security Studies at NFSU, elucidating upon the various aspects of Industrial Security, best practices at Vedanta Aluminium, technology deployments and emerging trends in the industry.

Vedanta Aluminium, a business of Vedanta Limited, is India’s largest producer of aluminium, manufacturing more than half of India’s aluminium i.e., 2.26 million tonnes in FY22. It is a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications in core industries. With its world-class aluminium smelters, alumina refinery and power plants in India, the company fulfils its mission of spurring emerging applications of aluminium as the ‘Metal of the Future’ for a greener tomorrow. www.vedantaaluminium.com

About Vedanta Limited:

Vedanta Limited, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Limited, is one of the world’s leading Oil & Gas and Metals company with significant operations in Oil & Gas, Zinc, Lead, Silver, Copper, Iron Ore, Steel, and Aluminium & Power across India, South Africa and Namibia. For two decades, Vedanta has been contributing significantly to nation building. Governance and sustainable development are at the core of Vedanta's strategy, with a strong focus on health, safety, and environment. Vedanta has put in place a comprehensive framework to be the ESG leader in the natural resources sector. Vedanta is committed to reducing carbon emissions to zero by 2050 or sooner and has pledged $5 billion over the next 10 years to accelerate the transition to net zero operations. Giving back is in the DNA of Vedanta, which is focused on enhancing the lives of local communities. The company’s flagship social impact program, Nand Ghars, have been set up as model anganwadis focused on eradicating child malnutrition, providing education, healthcare, and empowering women with skill development. Under the aegis of the Anil Agarwal Foundation, the umbrella entity for Vedanta’s social initiatives, the Vedanta group has pledged Rs 5000 crore over the next five years on social impact programmes with a thrust on nutrition, women & child development, healthcare, animal welfare, and grass-root level sports. Vedanta and the group companies company have been featured in Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2020, and was conferred Frost & Sullivan Sustainability Awards 2020, CII Environmental Best Practices Award 2020, CSR Health Impact Award 2020, CII National Award 2020 for Excellence in Water Management, CII Digital Transformation Award 2020, ICSI National Award 2020 for excellence in Corporate Governance, People First HR Excellence Award 2020, ‘Company with Great Managers 2020’ by People Business and certified as a Great Place to Work 2021. Vedanta’s flagship Nand Ghar Project was identified as best CSR project by Government of Rajasthan. Vedanta Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange.

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About Vedanta Aluminium Business:

Vedanta Aluminium, a business of Vedanta Limited, is India’s largest producer of aluminium, manufacturing more than half of India’s aluminium at 2.26 million tonnes in FY22. Vedanta is a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications in core industries. With its world-class Aluminium Smelters, Alumina Refinery and Power Plants in India, the company fulfils its mission of spurring emerging applications of aluminium as the ‘Metal of the Future’ for a greener tomorrow.

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For Further Information, Please Contact:

Ms. Sonal Choithani
Chief Communications Officer
Aluminium Business, Vedanta Ltd.
Sonal[dot]Choithani[at]vedanta[dot]co[dot]in
www.vedantaaluminium.com

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