Mangalore University, CFTRI sign MoU to achieve excellence in science


This MoU strives for excellence in the fields of food, science and technology, biochemistry, protein technology, lipid technology and isolation, purification and characterization of phytochemicals from plants, their evaluation for medicinal properties, applications of radiation technology in the fields of life sciences, and so on.Both institutions have agreed to share facilities and expertise to augment the research progress in defined disciplines. In this connection, Ram Rajasekharan, director CSIR-CFTRI, and K Byrappa, vice-chancellor, Mangalore University exchanged the MoU. Accordingly, the university will recognize CSIR-CFTRI scientists as research guides and they will be permitted to register the scholars for PhD programme following PhD regulations of Mangalore University.
Students will be permitted to carry out research work at CSIR- CFTRI and submit the thesis to Mangalore University for award of PhD degree.
The available expertise will be shared between the institutions through lectures, interactions, discussions and seminars. There will be a monitoring committee to review the implementation of progress as per the MoU. It has also proposed to develop the research proposals in the frontier areas of life sciences/chemical sciences.
The institutions also endeavour to jointly apply for financial assistance to national/international funding agencies through the MoU. This is also expected to boost the research in both the organizations in terms of quality and quantity of publications. K M Lokesh, registrar (administration), Mangalore University, K R Chandrashekar, scientists from CSIR-CFTRI and the teaching faculty of the university were present on this occasion, Lokesh said.

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