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M. S. University (MSU) has entered into a first of-its-kind agreement with US based Synergy Bio-sciences LLC in the area of bio-technology. The agreement signed between MSU and Synergy Bio-sciences as public private partnership at an international level is aimed towards offering students an advanced training programme in biotechnology onsite at MSU campus and opportunity for internship training in the US. The US-based firm will invest US $ one million ( five crore) to support instrumentation infrastructure at MSU laboratories while students enrolled in this self financed certificate course will be placed in leading biotech firms.
MSU is the first such institute with whom we are collaborating in India as MSU offers all programmes in the areas of microbiology, bio-technology, pharmaceutical sciences in one campus which makes it a good campus to recruit quality students, CEO of Synergy Bio-sciences LLC Dr. N Bharathan, who originally hails from Bangalore, informed media persons after signing the MoU with head of Department of Microbiology professor T Bagchi, dean of faculty of science professor Nikhil Desai in presence of MSU vice chancellor professor Yogesh Singh and director of international affairs professor Sharad Bansal. The two-month advanced training programme in bio-technology will have three core courses and a practical training component. The US firm will arrange for the faculty and scientists who will be teaching the course curriculum. It will be a really globalized programme the first of its kind in the area of bio-technology as we are also going to offer students of some European countries an opportunity to study at MSU and take their practical training at US, said Bharathan, adding that the training programme is aimed at providing trained manpower to all industries in countries like Singapore, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh among others. The fee structure agreed between MSU and Synergy is US $ 2,500 (1 lakh) apart from 20 per cent additional charges as per MSU rules.
Courtesy: Times of India
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