SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS). The signing was between the Department of Food Process Engineering, School of Bioengineering, SRMIST and College of Food and Dairy Technology, Koduvalli, TANUVAS.
As per the MoU, both institutes will have a broad scope to carry out faculty and student exchange programme to carry out training and research activities for a shorter duration. The area will be extended to joint research activities to explore opportunities to undertake research projects and seek research funding from external funding agencies. This agreement will also facilitate to conduct joint academic events such as short courses, seminars, workshops, or conferences based on mutual interests and available expertise in both the institutions. Both institutes can share and carry out joint research in technology for distance and computer-based learning.
The MoU was exchanged between Dr. C. Balachandran, Vice Chancellor, TANUVAS and Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan , Pro Vice Chancellor (E&T), SRMIST in the presence of TANUVAS officials Dr. P.Tensingh Gnanaraj, Registrar; Dr. Cecilia Joseph, Director Research; Dr. V. Appa Rao, Dean Research and Dr. Premnath Manoharan, professor & HoD Food Processor Engineering. SRMIST officials Dr. S. Ponnusamy, Registrar; Dr. T.V. Gopal, Dean College of Engineering and Technology; Dr. M. Vairamani, Chairperson, School of Bioengineering, and heads of the departments and faculty members.
Speaking at the signing ceremony Dr. C. Balachandran, Vice Chancellor, TANUVAS said, “The outcome of this MoU may bring new innovative ideas and solutions for the growing demand and recurring issues of the Food Processing and Health sector in India. Both the universities can now share knowledge, technology, and faculty exchange program. We need engineers when it comes to technology hence the scope is more in this sector.”
Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan, Pro Vice Chancellor (E&T), SRMIST said, “Gone are the days when we worked as individuals, now it is important that we work with other institutes/ universities. Such collaborations open up new avenues and will benefit both parties.”