The partnership encourages direct contact and co-operation between their faculty and administrative staff, departments and research centers
India, 08 December 2022: Plaksha University, a new-age university with the aim to reimagine technology education and research in India, and The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali, one of the premier science research institutes in the country, signed an MoU to encourage liaison between their faculty and administrative staff, departments and research centers.
The MoU was signed by Prof. Rudra Pratap, the Founding Vice Chancellor of Plaksha University and Prof. Jayaraman Gowrishankar, the Director of IISER Mohali at Plaksha University, Mohali.
The two institutes mutually agreed upon the exchange of information and resources for enabling collaborative research, including, but not limited to, joint research funding proposals and joint research publications. The MoU also assured internship opportunities for students at laboratories of IISER Mohali. This partnership will enhance faculty mobility opportunities through short-term teaching and/or research activities at undergraduate and graduate levels in Plaksha University.
The partnership will also enable the institutions to mutually leverage:
Visits by and exchange of faculty members, students, and research scholars
Joint research guidance of Master’s and PhD students in areas of mutual interest, exchange of information, and development of projects and publications
Internship opportunities for students at laboratories of the respective institutions
Joint workshops, conferences, symposia
Special short-term programs at undergraduate and graduate levels
Sharing of research and academic facilities between Plaksha University and IISER Mohali
Prof. Rudra Pratap said, “It is an honour to work with IISER Mohali. This partnership is aligned with our goal of providing blended learning with a razor-sharp focus on research-based pedagogy. It is an excellent opportunity for faculty and students to access best-in-class research facilities at both institutions, co-create innovative programs in education and research, and jointly address the most significant problems of our society.”
Speaking about the partnership Prof. Jayaraman Gowrishankar, Director, IISER Mohali stated, “It’s a delight that IISER Mohali and Plaksha University are entering into an MoU where both sides are committed to excellence of international standards. The Board of Governors of IISER Mohali has enthusiastically supported this initiative. The two institutions have great complementarities, which should be utilized to make this MoU a success. We expect both the teaching and the research activities of the two institutions to be mutually enriched through the MoU.”