Amritsar, Oct 29 (UNI) Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) has inked a prestigious MoU with National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS), New Delhi, for five years in the presence of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal who was here to participate in the 47th Conference of the National academy here.
GNDU and NAMS have mutually agreed to yesterday promote the continuation of research interest among medical professionals and to collaborate in academic and training activities in the areas of medical and related sciences of bilateral interests.
GNDU vice-chancellor Dr Jai Rup Singh signed the MoU on behalf of the University while NAMS president Prof Premaramachandran and Prof J S Bajaj, emeritus president inked on behalf of NAMS.
Giving details about the MoU, the vice chancellor said, ''This aggrement is the first of its kind inked by the Academy in India in the field of medical science.'' He said under this agreement, the NAMS and the University would promote the continuation of research interest among medical professionals. The NAMS scholars selected on all India basis would get training in research at the Centre for Genetic Disorders and the Department of Human Genetics of the Guru Nanak Dev University.
He said the University would organise short-term research training programmes for NAMS scholars selected amongst the young basic scientists, medical graduates and postgraduates on the basis of aptitude and academic excellence.
Dr Jai Rup Singh said the University would also provide lab space, hands-on research training in experimental design and methodology, laboratory instrumentation, experimental medicine, as well as data collection and analysis and exposure to good lab practices to the NAMS scholars.
During the first phase, the Univeristy would accept NAMS scholars in the Centre for Genetic Disorders and in the Department of Human Genetics to expose them to human cytogenetics, Molecular and biochemical genetic analysis of various diseases and data analysis relevant to medical sciences, he said.