Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Infosys Foundation to enhance infrastructure and broaden research activities at the Centre for Infectious Diseases Research (CIDR) at the Institute.
According to a statement released from the foundation, A grant of Rs 5 crore will be awarded to researches, and training of 25 faculty members and 250 students at the institute. The MoU will also help in creating awareness about infectious diseases.
IISc is a public university for research and higher education in all science and engineering disciplines.
“This association will facilitate an interdisciplinary approach, with a focus on research about infectious diseases, leading to the development of new drug targets, drug delivery systems and novel diagnostic tools,” said the statement.
Speaking about the association, Infosys Foundation Chairperson Sudha Murty said, “With this MoU, Infosys Foundation aims to set milestones in the area of research of infectious diseases. We will focus on motivating researchers to perform cutting-edge research, as well as train them to raise awareness about infectious diseases.”
India’s premier institute has also entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Central Ground Water Board (CGWB)for ‘Development of ground-water flow models and preparation of aquifer management plans for parts of Karnataka’.