IIT BHU inks MoU with Australian National University for academic, research work

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Updated on May 11, 2022 09:46 IST

During the meeting, IIT BHU director Professor Pramod Kumar Jain discussed various joint collaborations, and student and faculty exchanges. A long-term goal in terms of a joint PhD degree was also discussed between both institutes.

IIT BHU inks MoU with Australian National University for academic, research work

IIT BHU inks MoU with Australian National University for academic, research work

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Australian National University (ANU) for academic and research collaboration. A high-level delegation led by Prof. Jagadish Chennupati, Physics professor at the ANU Research School of Physics and Engineering, visited IIT-BHU. Along with him, Prof. Alexander Mikheyev and Jay Poria also accompanied him. 

During the meeting, IIT BHU director Professor Pramod Kumar Jain discussed various joint collaborations, and student and faculty exchanges. A long-term goal in terms of a joint PhD degree was also discussed between both institutes. Prof. Shyam Bihari Dwivedi, Prof. Rajnesh Tyagi, Prof. Lal Pratap Singh, Prof. Rajeev Srivastava, Dr. Santosh Kumar Singh, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Mahato and Dr. Pranjal Chandra also attended the meeting.

Prof. Jagadish spoke about the ‘Chennupati and Vidya Jagadish Endowment Fund’, a scheme through which researchers from IIT-BHU can visit and access the research facilities through internships and project fellowships.
“I am grateful for the opportunities I had in my life and would like to provide opportunities for others,” he said and urged the IIT-BHU researchers to always have a zeal to give something back to society. He also interacted with IIT BHU students. Several topics like the frontier areas of research in physics, including nanotechnology, photonics, healthcare and sustainable energy were also discussed in great detail.

Prof. Alexander Mikheyev spoke about the co-evolution of diseases/parasites with their hosts using honeybees as model organisms. He further stated that such investigation will help in predicting the severity of any future pandemic.

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