The University of Mysore is soon going to get into the league of higher education institutions which has completed 100 years of academic history and to register this event internationally it has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan based Hokkaido University to promote research work.
The understanding between the two universities would allow exchange of faculty and research fellow, students and academic materials and publications. The pact is signed for the tenure of five years and would focus on life sciences. The MoU was signed between the VC KS Rangappa and President of the Hokkaido University Keizo Yamaguchi, which has tenure of five years until and unless any of the university decided to end up the tie in between. The collaboration would help both the universities to attain excellence in the field of academic research and training facilities with their legacy and experience in the related field.
Almost 25 students from the Mysore University are currently doing their doctoral or post-doctoral studies at the Japan University. There would be student exchange programmes as well where the students from the Hokkaido University would also come for short term exchange programmes in India and would get engaged in studies.
A team from Japan flown to India for the MoU and they are currently working on a project where they are studying for discovering methods for early identification of cancer. The team has collected samples from various premiere cancer hospitals, and is looking forward to positive results. The Principal investigator of this project is Mr. Rangappa said, “We are aiming to collect at least 100 samples to build the research data to start with. The sample will be collected from hospitals from across India.”