UGC recognized Minority institution of Kerala, Karunya University, has signed several Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) with many top Israeli academic institutes including Ben-Gurion University (BGU), Technion of Haifa and Institute of Archaeology of Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The centre opened by Coimbatore-based Karunya University is to make easy the cooperation in several areas for sustained switch of skill expertise.
Prof Yoram Oren, Zuckerberg Institute of Water Research of BGU is frequent Visiting Faculty at Karunya University and has set up a laboratory dedicated to research and study electrochemical methods for treatment of water.
Last year, Indian researchers got hold of the two-thirds of 100 post-doctoral fellowships, which Israel announced for Indian and Chinese scholars in order to draw attention of Asian talent to their research institutions in Israel.
Karunya University is also in the procedure of creating joint scientific projects on food processing and aerospace engineering with Technion.
Besides, the Karunya University is also thinking of establishing with the help of Institute of Archaeology of Hebrew University, a 'Centre of Excellence in History and Archaeology of the Land of Bible'.
In addition Karunya University also built a Museum in office in Jerusalem. The museum depicts a jewish heritage in India, which boasts photo gallaery and many models such as Pardesi Synagogue of Mattanchery of Jews of Cochin in Kerala as well as the replica of the Copper Plate Charter. This charter was offered by the King of Kerala to the Jewish leader in 1000 AD.
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