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.