New Delhi: Amity University Uttar Pradesh signed a MoU with Indian Fertility Society (IFS) to foster close academic and research collaborations between AUUP and IFS in the areas of Assisted Reproduction Technology (ART) and Embryology today at Amity Campus, Sector-125, Noida.
The MoU was signed by Dr. B L Arya- Registrar, Amity University and Dr. K.D. Nayar -Secretary General, IFS in the presence of Dr. Sohani Verma –President, IFS, Dr. Sunita Singh, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Amity University, Dr. W Selvamurthy- President, Amity Science Technology and Innovation Foundation and Prof.(Dr.) Bhudev C.Das -Chairman & H. G. Khorana Chair Professor, Amity Institute of Molecular Medicine & Stem Cell Research (AIMMSCR) and DEAN, Health & Allied Sciences, Amity University Uttar Pradesh.
The collaboration between the two Institutions of excellence started in July 2017 with the commencement of two Joint Post-Graduate Diploma Programs- Post-Graduate Diploma Program in Clinical Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and Post-Graduate Diploma Program in Clinical Embryology which are being attended by MBBS, MDs and Gynecologists, selected through a rigorous entrance examination.
The MoU was signed today to broaden the scope of the collaboration in research and other related areas between Amity University and Indian Fertility Society.
Addressing the gathering during the momentous occasion, Dr. Sohani Verma –President, IFS stated that Indian Fertility Society was established in 2005 with just 20 Founder members and today, it has grown to current strength of 1800 members and 16 state chapters which has resulted in nationwide participation. She shared that IFS is a National association and a platform for young upcoming infertility professionals to interact with the more experienced members. She asserted that there is a need for organized training for doctors working in the area of Assisted Reproduction Technology (ART) and Embryology and continuous research on new technologies coming up in these areas. She expressed her conviction that the association with Amity will help in fulfilling the need of the hour and it will be mutually benefitting for both the organisations. She expressed that the collaboration would move beyond the two programmes very soon and announced that IFS is looking forward to commence many more initiatives with Amity in future.
Sharing his views, Dr. W Selvamurthy- President, Amity Science Technology and Innovation Foundation stated that today stress and work pressures have taken a toll on the health of human beings and there has been a multi-factorial impact on the fertility, leading to a rise in the cases of infertility in India. He opined that there is a dire need for skilled human resources in the area of ART which the MoU will facilitate in coming years. He expressed that MoU is an important milestone in the history of both the collaborating Institutions which will immensely benefit Doctors, Gynecologists and people working in allied areas.
Dr. K.D. Nayar -Secretary General, IFS expressed his desire to strengthen and deepen the relationship with Amity and IFS and shared that IFS may extend the collaboration with other Amity Campuses located abroad. He stressed that eventually the two Diploma Programs started as part of the collaboration would become flagship programmes of Amity.
Also present during the event were Dr. L. M. Bharadwaj, Vice-President, Amity Science Technology and Innovation Foundation (ASTIF), Dr. Chanderdeep Tandon, Director, Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Dr. Pankaj Sharma- Director, ASTIF and others.