USTM signs MoU with Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute

GUWAHATI, 12 April 2018: A Memorandum Of Understanding was signed between Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI) and University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya (USTM) for the promotion of cancer research and allied actions.

As per the MoU, the Bio-Technology Department of USTM and the Research division of BBCI will be working together for the promotion of academic research. Further, the MoU intends is to create a framework for collaboration between USTM and BBCI with the objectives of establishing close linkage and functional coordination between USTM and BBCI, to establish a Patients’ Help Desk at BBCI premises to facilitate patients and to assist in implementing various projects under BBCI. Another purpose is to consider the qualified scientists, scholars and management professionals of BBCI as an accredited faculty/guide for different research, teaching or management programmes of USTM. Facilities to a limited number of BA & MA students of USTM will be provided by BCCI for Internship and short duration summer/winter training programmes.

Moreover, specialized and short duration refresher courses, training programmes and project management courses on topics of interest to the Government/Industry/Academia would be jointly offered at USTM or BBCI. Students and faculty of USTM would be able to conduct various academic activities under the guidance of supervising experts at BBCI. The cancer institute would extend necessary facilities and resource persons to organize talks/ awareness programmes within or outside the USTM premises from time to time as part of their outreach initiatives. Both the institutions will extend their library facilities to the faculty members, research scholars and students in accordance with the rules and regulations that govern the functioning of their respective libraries.

Apart from the academic, management and research work, USTM and BBCI shall collaborate regarding dissemination and updating knowledge of research work being carried out in North East through technical activities such as seminars, symposia, workshops, publication of papers, conventions, conferences at various levels, social issues and awareness programmes, recognition and rewards to individual achievements in awareness, technology and entrepreneurship, visiting faculties, industry visits.

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