IIT Bhubaneswar collaborates with Institute of Life Sciences for technical education and research

01 June 2024 | News

Special emphasis on research for development of vaccine to prevent tuberculosis

With an objective to explore opportunities of collaboration in technical education and research, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Institute of Life Sciences (ILS).

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

The MoU intends to have collaboration between the two premier institutions to bring about excellence in technical education, particularly in the fields of Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology, and Microbiology to improve the quality of academic practices and to build research capabilities of their students and faculty members.

It may be mentioned that both institutes have agreed to carry out research projects with special emphasis on the development of vaccine for preventing tuberculosis.

Also, as per the MoU, the Faculty members from IIT Bhubaneswar and ILS will be free to collaborate and train students of both institutes in their area of expertise based on mutually agreed programmes; they can jointly organise symposia, colloquium, workshops, seminars, and conferences on chosen topics and areas to train students in both the institutes; and conduct joint research projects based on specific interest of individual faculties of both the institutes.


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