Indo-French biomedical research MoU signed
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Nitte University, Mangalore and Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse on Monday.
The MoU is designed to promote scientific and training cooperation between the two universities. It intends to support Indo-French scientific research programmes, which will be financed through external competitive funding, said Dr Indrani Karunasagar, Director (R&D), Nitte University.
It will foster the exchange of teaching documents and of faculty members and students, mostly at the master and PhD level. The primary objective is to develop a scientific cooperation programme in the field of biomedical research.
Consul General of France, Mr Eric Lavertu, remarked that it was a matter of pride in sharing scientific heritage between France and India, he said that this particular event was more special as it ventures into scientific association with a new university that has carved a niche for itself in various branches such as engineering, medical, dental, allied health sciences and more recently stem cell, genetics and basic biomedical research. Mr Lavertu was accompanied by Attachée for Science & Technology, Dr Jenifer Clark.
Pro-chancellor, Prof. Shantharam Shetty representing Nitte University and Prof. Pierre Emmanuel Gleizes, Director of the Department of Eukaryotic Molecular Biology at the University of Toulouse Paul Sabatier, exchanged the documents in the presence of the dignitaries.