DRDO-Academia Partnership: INMAS and DTU sign MoU

Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences (INMAS) and Delhi Technological University (DTU) today signed a MoU for enhanced academic interaction and R&D collaboration at INMAS, Defense Research and Development Organisation, New Delhi. This collaboration will include applied research and projects. The MoU was exchanged between Prof. P.B. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, DTU and Dr. Rajendra Prashad Tripathi, Director INMAS in the presence of HODs, officials and faculty members of INMAS and DTU. Initially the MOU is between INMAS and Dept of Biotechnology and Dept of Applied Physics, DTU.

Under the joint INMAS-DTU program the following academic, applied research and biomedical product development programs will be conducted from time to time or as per requirement.

The MoU is aimed at fostering the interactions between INMAS and DTU in the areas of mutual interest to enhance the value of research and training at both places by undertaking collaborative research projects and enhancing the quality of human resource by imparting training.

This collaboration will be implemented in a manner that supplement the resources of both the institutions to facilitate research and training in areas of mutual interest.

There will be exchange of Scientists/Faculty and students between the participating institutions. The two Institutions may conduct joint projects including courses and training as per mutual interest.

Research Students working at the Life Sciences labs of DRDO may register for Ph.D. degree to be awarded by DTU under joint supervision. Bye-laws of DTU governing the admission and award of Ph.D. degree will apply.
Ph.D. students working at the DTU will be able to carry out a part of their work at INMAS, and if needed an INMAS scientist may be a co-guide.

“We are going from era of cooperation to collaboration, which will be mutually beneficial for both the parties. We value our relationship with DTU and believe that our collaboration with DTU will help us in strengthening the knowledge and innovation eco system in the country.” stated and Dr. Rajendra Prashad Tripathi, Director INMAS. He further elaborated that the fruits of joint collaborations should help Indian Armed Forces in particular and the benefits should gradually trickle for society at large.

The event also witnessed visit to laboratories of INMAS by DTU faculty members. The MoU will be initially for a period of five years and can be further renewed mutually.

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