Jadavpur University to collaborate with central research institutes
Kolkata: Jadavpur University has been identified by the union government as the state's only university and one of the 10 universities in the country to develop synergy between the varsity and centrally funded research institutes.
"This will enable us to have access to infrastructure facilities of central research institutes located in and around Kolkata. It will enable us to create opportunities of joint collaborative research with these central institutes and at the same time, we will be able to carry out joint research projects and joint supervision of PhD dissertations by the faculty members of JU and these research institutes," JU Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das said.
According to a senior JU official, the university teachers couldn't avail the excellent infrastructure facilities in the research institutes. "Now, with this distinction, the standard of research will surely get a big boost," he added.
According to a senior official of the varsity, JU is probably the only varsity in eastern India to avail these facilities.
The central institutes with whom JU can develop synergy are Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, SN Bose Institute, Bose Institute, Indian Association of Cultivation of Science and Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre. The joint faculty council of Science and Technology as well as the executive council of JU have already accepted the Centre's proposal in principle and have resolved that Boards of Studies will discuss the modalities for implementation of the scheme.
The Union ministry has also given the nod to JU to take on board any other experts as desired from universities and national laboratories in proximity.