Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) is going to set up a Centre of Excellence in Biotechnology to promote research related to the stream in the State.
According to an official release by the university, developing Centres of Excellence is among the key areas of to make Tamil Nadu a knowledge capital, innovation hub and a preferred destination for global investors. The State Government has allocated a budget of Rs 430 crore for the centre.
It will be a joint venture between the State Government, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), TNAU, private industries and philanthropists. It will have a world-class infrastructure for research and development in biotechnology and allied areas to strengthen biotechnology research, education, skill development among others, the release said.
The proposed Centre of Excellence will act as a hub for high-quality research by interlinking TNAU and other academic and research institutes of Tamil Nadu with International collaborations.
Five such centres with all necessary infrastructure and equipment are likely to be set up in different parts of the Tamil Nadu.