The Central University of Himachal Pradesh (CUHP) and the Institute of Himalayan Bio-Resource Technology (IHBT), Palampur, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on “Collaboration in Higher Education and Research”.

MoU was signed at the University Temporary Academic Block in Shahpur. The two institutes resolved to initiate collaborative research and development programmes in areas of computational biology, bioinformatics, environmental sciences and biological sciences.

Director, IHBT Dr PS Ahuja signed an MoU with Vice Chancellor (VC), CUHP Prof Farqan Qamar. Arvind Gulati and Anil Sood, chief scientists of IHBT, Yoginder Singh Verma, Pro V-C of the university, BR Dhiman, Registrar, Dean of School of Social Sciences, Arvind K Agrawal and other deans and heads of the departments, faculty members and students of the university were present on the occasion.

On this occasion Professor Qamar said the MoU formalised two years of interaction and support offered by the IHBT to the university. He said that the MoU would benefit both the institutions in future and achieve a new milestone in the realm of research and development activities.

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