Shillong: Governor of Meghalaya Satya Pal Malik said on Monday that the quality of research has “declined” in Indian institutes and universities due to lack of collaborations.
He said this while addressing a function at North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) where nine memorandums of understanding were signed by the university with various educational institutes and business houses across the country.
“The quality of research has gone down in Indian institutes and universities. Due to the lack of collaborations, growth is not seen in these important institutions,” Malik said.
“When a reputable university does not do research, the value of the university goes down,” the governor said.
He said the government should spend more on education.
North-Eastern Hill University has signed Memoranda of Understanding with nine institutions of academic excellence across the country to address the quality of higher education and research.
NEHU Vice-Chancellor Prabha Shankar Shukla said the MoUs will provide NEHU and participating institutes and industries with ample leeway to collaborate in cutting-edge technologies to bring about change. in academia and how to do research.
“The signing of this Memorandum of Understanding and Exchange Agreement between our two institutions today symbolizes a partnership that we believe will lead to many new joint research initiatives that produce new synergies and add academic value to both at NEHU and all these other prestigious universities, institutes and industries,” he said.
The Chairman of the MoU Committee, Anand S Dixit, said he was delighted to see the light of day as the MoUs are signed on Teachers’ Day and the Golden Jubilee year of NEHU.
The nine institutes include Lucknow-based CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Toxicology Research Institute, GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Shillong-based Sawaiom Fresh and TURBIT, National Cooperative Development Corporation ( NCDC) based in New Delhi, Golden Signatures Research and Consulting and the JDBP Agri International Pvt Ltd based in Meerut, Regional Biotechnology Center based in Faridabad.
The various aspects of the MoUs signed included research collaborations ranging from biotechnology, environmental science, pharmacology, genetics, plant breeding, agricultural science, plant conservation, agro-technologies, food, drugs, chemistry, computer and regulatory toxicology as well as health toxicology assessments. industry collaborations, he said.
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