IIT Bhubaneswar Signs MoU With ILS To Collaborate On Technical Education & Research

Bhubaneswar: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar on Thursday signed an MoU with Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) to explore opportunities of collaboration in technical education and research.

The MoU was signed by Prof. Rajesh Roshan Dash, Dean-Sponsored Research & Industrial Consultancy (SRIC) In-Charge of IIT Bhubaneswar and ILS Director Prof. Debasis Dash in the presence of IIT Bhubaneswar Director Prof. Shreepad Karmalkar.

The collaboration between the two premier institutions is aimed at bringing about excellence in technical education, improving quality of academic practices and building research capabilities of their students and faculty members particularly in Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology and Microbiology.

IIT Bhubaneswar and ILS have agreed to carry out research projects with special emphasis on development of vaccine for preventing tuberculosis.

Faculty members will be free to collaborate and train students of both institutes in their area of expertise based on mutually agreed programmes, as per the MoU.

They can jointly organise symposia, colloquium, workshops, seminars and conferences on chosen topics and areas to train students in both institutes; and conduct joint research projects based on specific interest of individual faculties of both the institutes.

“This collaboration with ILS will enhance the ecosystem for research in the fields of various life sciences which would help in saving human lives from various diseases and natural ailments. IIT Bhubaneswar, as a technical knowledge provider, is looking forward to this association to foster innovation in this field,” said Prof. Karmalkar said.

Prof. Dash hoped this collaboration will not only bring transformation in research in biological sciences but also help Odisha in creating a benchmark in this domain.

“The special focus towards developing the vaccine for tuberculosis prevention will boost the efforts  being made towards this end,” the ILS Director stated.

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