“Recent Covid pandemic situation has made life difficult for people around the world. Therefore, cutting edge research in the area of modern biology is the need of the hour. Public health education is also extremely important for a better and healthy life,” said Dinabandhu Sahoo, vice-chancellor of Fakir Mohan University while signing the MoU.
He further stated that inter institutional collaboration is important for a university and research cannot be done in isolation. The local problems should be given the topmost priority in research for the benefit of Odisha people, he added.
Sanghamitra Pati, director of the RMRC, said the students and faculty members will get benefit through this collaboration. This understanding will focus on a joint PhD programme in the area of biotechnology, life science, public health and other related subjects. Joint seminars, workshops, conferences, scholar exchange programmes will be undertaken in these subjects, she added.
Among others, Institute of Life Sciences Bhubaneswar director Ajay Parida, university’s director of research and development BP Dash, officials and scientists of RMRC were present during the signing of the understanding.