Bhubaneswar: Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) Deemed to be University here on Saturday signed an MoU with TCG Lifesciences Limited (TCGLS), Kolkata to undertake collaborative research programs in the area of chemical and biological sciences.
According to the MoU, SOA and TCGLS will work together in writing the research proposals in areas primarily aligned to pharmaceutical and biotechnological industry for funding from various national and international funding agencies.
SOA and TCGLS will also seek to promote closer interaction between their scientists and faculty members through various measures such as organizing joint seminars, workshops, talent hunt competitions etc.
The MoU, which will remain in force for five years, was signed by Prof. Pradipta Kumar Nanda, Vice-Chancellor of SOA, and Mr. Anirban Mitra, Associate Vice-President, HR, of TCGLS. Prof. S.C. Si, Dean of School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPS) , faculty of Centre for Biotechnology (SPS), Prof. E. Subudhi and Prof. Pratap Kumar Sahu of SPS and Ms. Ipsita Chakraborty, Associate Director of TCGLS, were present during the signing of MoU.
The MoU says that regular staff of TCGLS can pursue Ph.D. programs in SOA through the admission process of the university if they fulfilled all necessary conditions.