Koraput: 1/2/22:The Central University of Odisha signed an MoU with the CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Metals (CSIR-IMMT), Bhubaneswar. Prof. S.K. Palita, Vice-Chancellor I/c, Central University of Odisha and Prof. Suddhasatwa Basu, Director, IMMT, Bhubaneswar signed the MoU at Bhubaneswar on 31 January 2022.
The MoU will cover collative research, and the exchange of knowledge, technical know-how and mentoring between the two institutions in areas of mutual interest such as Biological and Allied Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology, Intellectual Property and Innovation Management and Technology Development and Entrepreneurship, etc.
The mode of cooperation will include collaborative efforts in Developing joint proposals in basic and applied research for external sponsorship; Awareness/Sensitization & Mentoring; Setting up innovation/incubation centers; Giving impetus to societal relevance in developing technologies and disseminating information; Joint M. Sc, and Ph. D guidance; Sharing research facilities; Initiating professional development and capacity-building programmes; Sharing IP and Research Publications emanating from joint programmes and conducting joint HR programmes for industry and academia.
This MOU will remain in force for a period of 5 (five) years. Both the institutes shall, within the means available to each institute, promote the institutional exchange of scientists, faculty and student researchers to participate in appropriate research and academic activities and jointly organize symposia, conferences, workshops, and meetings on current and futuristic research issues.
This landmark MoU between these two institutions is expected to boost research and development and particularly will help tap both natural and biological resources for the betterment of Odisha in general and the underdeveloped regions of the state in particular.