Manonmaniam Sundaranar University signs MoU with Bangalore-based Company

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Manonmaniam Sundaranar University signs MoU with Bangalore-based Company

The Centre for Marine Science and Technology of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University and the Xpression Biotek, Bangalore, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for starting an industry–university joint M.Sc. programme in Nanobiotechnology

The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Cynthia Pandian, and S.Kashturi Rengan, Director, Xpression Biotek exchanged the signed MOU.

In her presidential address, the Vice-Chancellor pointed out that the Centre for Marine Science and Technology (CMST) has brought many laurels to the university, which was also reflected in a recent meeting of vice-chancellors’ held in Chennai.

She said that the course on M.Sc. Nanobiotechnology was the first of its kind in India.

Ms. Cynthia Pandian further noted that the university was also offering specialised courses in Biotechnology such as M.Sc. in Environmental Biotechnology and M.Sc in Marine Biotechnology.

The Vice-Chancellor said that in a few years the CMST could become a Centre of Potential Excellence in Biotechnology.

A.P. Lipton, Head, CMST, in his inaugural address, listed the various areas of study in Nanobiotechnology and opined that drugs from marine organisms were an important area on which researches should be focused.

He thanked the Vice-Chancellor, the Registrar and members of the Syndicate for approving the industry-university joint M.Sc. Programme.

S.G. Prakash Vincent, Co-ordinator Nanobiotechnology Programme, CMST, and the member, Scientific Advisory Committee of Xpression Biotek, explained the areas in which the students would be trained.

He also mentioned that the faculty members for this course would be provided from the Xpression Biotek and officials from different international biotechnology and institutes would be invited to deliver guest lectures.

Direct interaction

This would facilitate students to directly interact with the scientists from the industry and institutes. He pointed out that along with the practical training in Xpression Biotek, management training would also be given to select students.

The Registrar, P. Chellathurai, detailed the two different MoUs signed in CMST with international agencies for operating projects in CMST.

Mr. Mohan Kumar, CEO, Xpression Biotek, opined that the future was Nanotechnology and Xpression Biotek was happy in joining hands with the CMST, of MS University for introducing a joint M.Sc. programme. Xpression Biotekwas having its research and development wing at Marthandam in Kanyakumari district.

The Centre for Marine Science and Technology of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University and the Xpression Biotek, Bangalore, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for starting an industry–university joint M.Sc. programme in Nanobiotechnology

The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Cynthia Pandian, and S.Kashturi Rengan, Director, Xpression Biotek exchanged the signed MOU.

In her presidential address, the Vice-Chancellor pointed out that the Centre for Marine Science and Technology (CMST) has brought many laurels to the university, which was also reflected in a recent meeting of vice-chancellors’ held in Chennai.

She said that the course on M.Sc. Nanobiotechnology was the first of its kind in India.

Ms. Cynthia Pandian further noted that the university was also offering specialised courses in Biotechnology such as M.Sc. in Environmental Biotechnology and M.Sc in Marine Biotechnology.

The Vice-Chancellor said that in a few years the CMST could become a Centre of Potential Excellence in Biotechnology.

A.P. Lipton, Head, CMST, in his inaugural address, listed the various areas of study in Nanobiotechnology and opined that drugs from marine organisms were an important area on which researches should be focused.

He thanked the Vice-Chancellor, the Registrar and members of the Syndicate for approving the industry-university joint M.Sc. Programme.

S.G. Prakash Vincent, Co-ordinator Nanobiotechnology Programme, CMST, and the member, Scientific Advisory Committee of Xpression Biotek, explained the areas in which the students would be trained.

He also mentioned that the faculty members for this course would be provided from the Xpression Biotek and officials from different international biotechnology and institutes would be invited to deliver guest lectures.

Direct interaction

This would facilitate students to directly interact with the scientists from the industry and institutes. He pointed out that along with the practical training in Xpression Biotek, management training would also be given to select students.

The Registrar, P. Chellathurai, detailed the two different MoUs signed in CMST with international agencies for operating projects in CMST.

Mr. Mohan Kumar, CEO, Xpression Biotek, opined that the future was Nanotechnology and Xpression Biotek was happy in joining hands with the CMST, of MS University for introducing a joint M.Sc. programme. Xpression Biotekwas having its research and development wing at Marthandam in Kanyakumari district.