26th May 2023 10:05:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

Doimukh, May 26: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) and Tubingen University, Germany for a collaborative endeavour towards furthering cooperation in research and education and developing a combined structure while creating a synergy towards strengthening and streamlining research in scientific and technology development, innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in an academically mutually benefitting way. The MoU was signed by the Registrar of Rajiv Gandhi University Dr. N.T. Rikam and Prof. Dr. Klaus Harter, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Tubingen, Germany today in blended mode in presence of the Vice Chancellor of RGU Prof. Saket Kushwaha.
Kushwaha termed it a welcome step and expressed his optimism that the MoU will be action oriented and result yielding. The MoU aims at providing new avenues for access, sharing and developing technical knowhow between the two organizations in the field of research. 
The Registrar of RGU Dr. N.T. Rikam said that the studies on ecomorphological radiation of the rove beetle subfamily Steninae based on the MoU will yield its desired results and will be mutually beneficial for both the universities from poles apart. 
Both the Principal Investigator of the project Prof. Jorg Oliver Betz and Prof. Dr. Klaus Harter, from the University of Tubingen, Germany while expressing their happiness reiterated that the works will be carried out within the framework of Intellectual Property Rights on benefit sharing basis under the provision and laid down under the National Biodiversity Authority of India. Finance Officer of the University Prof. Otem Padung in his deliberations emphasized on the importance of reporting to the National Biodiversity Authority of India of any new taxon discovered during the collaborative research and also opined that the quantity of biological resources intended to transfer should be limited to the quantity necessary for taxonomic study guidelines. The Dean of Life Sciences Prof. Sumpam Tangjang said that a time frame and evaluation based joint performance execution with a planned awareness programme will add momentum to the impact of MoU. The Joint Registrar of RGU Dr. David Pertin while presenting the gist of the MoU and also the Material Transfer Agreement spoke on the importance of the joint venture in the present context and termed it as a very promising one. The Head i/c of the Department of Zoology Dr. Daniel Mize termed the move as the concretization endeavour of fundamental entomological research through MoU between the two varsities under excellent initiative of Dr. Hiren Gogoi, the nodal person from RGU’s side from the Department of Zoology. Among others, Dr. Hiren Gogoi, Assistant Professor and nodal person from RGU for the MoU and Moyir Riba, PRO, RGU witnessed the signing of the MoU.

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