Gandhinagar: Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) and the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research- Ahmedabad (NIPER-A) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate various activities for academic, research and knowledge transfer.
The MoU was signed and exchanged by Prof Sudhir K Jain, Director, IITGN, and Prof Kiran Kalia, Director, NIPER-A on October 12, 2020. With this new collaboration, IITGN and NIPER-A intend to work together in knowledge creation, technology development, and human resource development through joint R&D proposals. As a part of this agreement, the faculty, students, and researchers of both institutions would also be able to use each other’s lab infrastructure. It would also facilitate incubation in various areas and students’ internships for “hands-on” exposure.
Sharing his thoughts, Prof Sudhir K Jain, Director, IITGN, said, “We at IITGN believe that collaboration is critical for effective knowledge creation that can make an impact for the society. We feel privileged to have NIPER-A as our neighbouring academic institute which has worked extensively in pharmaceutical education and research. On the other hand, IITGN also has considerable research and teaching activities in biological engineering, biomedical engineering and healthcare. I am sure our partnership with NIPER-A will significantly benefit faculty and students of both the institutes in research and innovation.”
Prof Kiran Kalia, Director, NIPER-A, said, “We are delighted to have entered into this agreement with IITGN. The knowledge exchange would greatly benefit our faculty, students, and researchers to enhance their academic and research pursuits further. Both the institutions have their own strengths in various areas of research and development, and sharing them for mutual support would result in better utilisation of resources for the benefit of students and the researchers.”