The MoU will enable the two institutions to jointly undertake research activities in the frontier areas of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology.
Under the MoU, the field of cooperation would lead to development of academic programs, holding of seminars, exchange visits and joint –supervision of research besides sharing of intellectual property, scientific information and publications.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia hoped that the academic collaboration between the two partnering institutions would open new opportunities for young researchers working in the frontier areas of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology and the research outcomes would impact the global society favourably. He averred that the impetus given by the Government of India towards internationalization of education would yield positive dividends in the years to come with India emerging as a major education hub in the world.
Prof. S. Mohammad Reza Khalili, Research Counselor, Science, Research and Technology, India and Subcontinent, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran spoke about the need to strengthen the scientific and technical interface between the two countries. The recent visit of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to Iran has created new opportunities in respect of bilateral ties between India and Iran, he added.
The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran is one of the signatories of the MoU. The Embassy is expected to play a key role to facilitate the process of academic cooperation between JMI and other academic institutions in Iran.