CSIR-NBRI and Integral University Lucknow Forge Strategic Partnership with a 3-Year Memorandum of Understanding
Lucknow, 13 December 2023– In a remarkable development, CSIR-NBRI (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research - National Botanical Research Institute) and Integral University Lucknow have officially entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a three-year duration. This historic collaboration, marked by the signing ceremony at Integral University Lucknow, was attended by prominent figures, including Prof. Syed Waseem Akhtar, Chancellor IU; Dr. Syed Nadeem Akhtar, Pro-Chancellor IU; Syed M. Fauzan Akhtar, Executive Director IIMSR, and Deans and Directors from various faculties. Prof. Haris Siddiqui, Registrar IU and Dr Manish S Bhoyar, senior scientist NBRI-CSIR were the witness and Dr M.Atif Siddiqui coordinator MoU Cell IU were also present in this prestigious event.
Recognizing the paramount importance of a robust connection between national laboratories and universities in the realm of research and academic endeavors, this strategic alliance aims to bridge the gap and enhance synergy between the scientific community and the academic sphere.
The MoU signing ceremony took place on 13 December at Integral University with representatives from both CSIR-NBRI and Integral University Lucknow present to mark the occasion. This collaboration is poised to pave the way for joint research initiatives, knowledge exchange programs, and collaborative academic pursuits.
Dr Ajit Kumar Shasany, Director at CSIR-NBRI, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, "This collaboration signifies a commitment to advancing scientific research and academic excellence. By pooling our resources and expertise, we aim to make significant strides in addressing key challenges and contributing to the scientific knowledge base."
Integral University Lucknow, known for its commitment to academic innovation and research, sees this partnership as an opportunity to further enrich the learning experience for students and faculty alike.
Prof. Javed Musarrat, Vice Chancellor at Integral University, shared, "This MoU opens new avenues for our students to engage in cutting-edge research and benefit from the wealth of knowledge present at CSIR-NBRI. We look forward to a fruitful collaboration that will undoubtedly elevate the academic and research landscape."
With Integral University recently achieving a NAAC A+ ranking, the institution's dedication to maintaining high academic standards is evident. This accolade serves as a testament to Integral University's commitment to providing quality education and fostering research and innovation.
Over the next three years, CSIR-NBRI and Integral University Lucknow will work closely to implement joint research projects, organize scientific conferences, and facilitate faculty and student exchanges. The partnership is expected to yield valuable contributions to scientific advancements and foster a culture of collaboration and innovation.
CSIR-NBRI, based in Lucknow, is a premier plant science research institute under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). Known for its pioneering work in the field of plant sciences, CSIR-NBRI is dedicated to advancing knowledge and contributing to the nation's scientific and industrial progress.
About Integral University Lucknow:
Integral University, located in Lucknow, is a leading private university committed to providing quality education and fostering research and innovation. With a focus on academic excellence and holistic development, the university strives to nurture future leaders and contribute to societal well-being. Recently achieving a NAAC A+ ranking, Integral University stands as a beacon of educational quality and innovation.