Swami Rama Himalayan University sign MoU with Institute of Himalayan Bio-resource Technology (IHBT- CSIR), Palampur
Dehradun, Sept 29
With view to further their common interests in the fields of education and research, and buttress their energies to open the doors of cooperation for national interest, Swami Rama Himalayan University and CSIR- Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur, District Kangra, Himachal Pradesh (Establishment by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) ) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) recently.
“The course of action now will involve academic and R&D collaboration, including transfer of technology between the two organisations, informed Vice Chancellor SRHU, Dr Rajendra Dobhal. “These areas are of great relevance to both and we are happy that this joining of hands will help carve strong livelihood support systems in the hilly areas of our state through technology transfer from a national institute,” he added
“Preparations are now underway in full swing to begin the process of exchange of faculty, research scholars, and research project leaders to undertake academic activities and research in areas of mutual interest,” he further said.
Teamwork in research and development programs, and consultancy activities in mutually decided areas are being planned, including in domains related to food and nutraceuticals, models for animal studies, ecology, medicinal aromatic plants, floriculture, tea sciences and other areas. Importantly this also includes collaboration in the setting-up and upkeep of required infrastructure in both the institutions.
Congratulating the team for notching up an ace, Chancellor SRHU, Dr Vijay Dhasmana stated, “We are delighted that flood gates would open up for our students to participate in joint collaboration with government organizations, private entities, PSUs in significant areas, contributing to national development. We look forward to jointly organizing scientific events like seminars, conferences, workshops etc. Exchange of students for summer and winter internships would be a valuable part of our efforts. Outreach programmes for promoting science education and related technological advances for social benefit is something that is of utmost value for us as per our vision.”
“Intellectual Properties (IPs) and Himalayan benefits arising out of commercialization of technologies generated out of the co-operation under this MoU shall be jointly shared,” informed Dr Dobhal.