Hyderabad: The CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad, and the University of Mysore have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for collaborative cooperation in research.
Under the MoU, both the institutes will jointly work in identified areas of mutual interest.
The University of Mysore was established on July 27, 1916, and has been recognised by the Government of India as an “Institution of Excellence (IOE)”. The government of Karnataka has identified the university as “Innovation University”.
It is also the first university in Karnataka that was accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in the year 2000 with Five Stars Status.
The university is the sixth oldest in the country that was founded through the efforts of Maharaja of erstwhile Princely State of Mysore His Highness Shri Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar – IV (1884-1940), and the then Diwan Sir M. Visvesvaraya (1860-1962).
CSIR-IICT conducts research that leads to development of innovative processes for a variety of products necessary for human welfare such as food, health, energy and environment.
It has all the infrastructure facilities for development of new drugs from conceptual to commercialization stage including SAR, QSAR, combinatorial synthesis, bioinformatics, proteomics, genomics, regulatory toxicology, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmaceutics and expertise in conducting and coordinating clinical trials.
Through the MoU, both institutes will identify specific fields to conduct collaborative research programs of mutual interest. Student training programmes, faculty exchange programmes, sharing of instrumentation facilities and submission of joint projects are some areas in which both institutes will collaborate.
The MoU will benefit students at both institutes in collaborating on various areas and improve the quality of research. Exchange programmes will aid in understanding the region-specific issues and develop distinct solutions through research.
Dr. S. Chandrasekhar, Director IICT and Prof. G. Hemantha Kumar, Vice Chancellor of Mysore University exchanged the MoUs in presence of Dr. K. S. Rangappa, Former Vice Chancellor of Mysore University.