Collaboration with CSIR IITR: Advancing Toxicology Research | Integral University Lucknow


18 th September, 2020 |Facebook |Twitter |Email |

MOU inked between CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow and Integral University

An MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) was signed between CSIR-IITR (CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research), Lucknow and Integral University, Lucknow on Friday, 18th September, 2020.

The signing of this MOU will open new doors of possibilities for the students of Integral University, Lucknow. Under this collaboration agreement, special emphasis has been provided on Education, Research and Training components. Integral University will encourage its student to participate in R&D in collaboration with CSIR-IITR.

Science has transformed humans from 'Forest Wanderers' to 'Space Wanderers'. Science has made immense contribution in uplifting human society, filling our minds with knowledge and intelligence. It reminded us that we are just an infinitesimally small part of this ever expanding universe. Right from invention of wheels to building a supercomputer, science has made our lives easier while we enjoy the comfort of every day life. Science is simply having a hypothesis (an idea that you have a hunch about), testing it out, and using the results from that test to refine your hypothesis. It is, in fact, just learning about the world. We all use science almost every moment of every day. We all have ideas about how the world operates, and we refine those ideas.

The said MOU was signed in the auspicious presence of Prof. Aqil Ahmad, Vice Chancellor (Acting), Integral University, Prof. Alok Dhawan, Director, Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Dr. Mohammed Haris Siddiqui, Head, Department of Bioengineering, Integral University, Dr. K.C Khulbe, Head, research Planning and Business development Division, CSIR-IITR and Dr. Devendra Parmar, Chief Scientist, System Toxicology & Health Risk Assessment, CSIR-IITR, Lucknow.

Sharing a common desire to explore, extend and strengthen the functional relationship between the Academic Institute/University and National Scientific Institutes/Laboratories of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Integral University (NAAC accredited university approved by UGC under section 2(f) and 12 (b) of the UGC act 1956, presently having 13 faculty of study, 47 departments, 250 plus programs, approx. 12,000 students) and Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR) in order to undertake collaborative research in the disciplines of science, technology and related areas, herewith sign a Memorandum of Understanding.

For agreed upon activities, both institutions will make available their facilities and staffs. This MOU will take effect on and will be valid for five (5) years from the date noted in the first line of this document unless terminated by one of the parties. Either party may withdraw from this MOU provided written notification of the withdrawal is given to the other party at least three (3) months prior to the desired withdrawal date. This MOU may be renewed for another period of five (5) years upon mutual written consent of the parties before the expiration date. Each institution will have copies of this agreement.

As we know, MoU has been signed during this tough time to seize the opportunity to find new ways to address the learning crisis and bring a set of solutions. Education is not only a fundamental human right. It is an enabling right with direct impact on the realization of all other human rights. So doesn't matter what we're going through, How difficult the time is, we always have the potential to give massive efforts made in a short time which reminds us that change is possible.