Jawaharlal Nehru University and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICRM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate for education and research. The MoU was signed between both the institutions on Monday.
JNU Vice-Chancellor, M Jagadesh Kumar while speaking on the occasion said that the main objective of the Memorandum signed is to promote and enhance the interactions and collaborations between the faculty members, staff and the students of the university and ICMR. This he added will be made possible through visits and exchange programmes along with joint academic and research programmes.
The Memorandum of Understanding is signed with an aim to enhance technological collaborations in areas of national interest. The co-operation between both the institutions will help in focusing on the faculty and students exchange programmes along with increasing the opportunities for interacting with members of the faculty and the students of the schools and centres of Jawaharlal Nehru University and the Indian Council of Medical Research. The MoU is also aimed at creating visiting faculty positions and short visits.
The VC also took the opportunity to emphasize the priorities of undertaking joint research projects in the fields of bioinformatics, genomics, medical health economics, chemo-informatics, drug discovery, science policy, social medicine, and community health. He also added that the possibilities of establishing a joint research centre will be explored keeping in mind long term collaborations of both the institutions.
Apart from the Indian Council of Medical Research, the university has also recently got into an MoU with the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi for co-operation in research, education and technology developments in the field of science along with other disciplines. The university stated that the MoU will help in bringing both the institutions together to help in teaching, research and technology development of social and national importance.