India, Germany to exchange researchers in Science

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New Delhi, Oct 30 (UNI) India and Germany today signed four agreements in science and technology, including one pertaining to exchange of senior and young researchers.

The other three MoUs are between IIT Delhi and TU Darmstadt for implementing joint research project on Lean manufacturing processes, between Anna University and Helmoltz Association on energy research, and between JNU-ICMR-Helmoltz Association on medical research.

The MoUs were signed in the presence of Science and Technology Minister Kapil Sibal and Germany's Education and Research Minister Annette Schavan.

Dr Schavan is part of the delegation accompanying German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her three-day visit to India.

Both Ministers have further agreed to enhance the scope of the on-going science and technology activities.

One agreement on the setting up of an Indo-German Science and Technology Centre in Delhi will be signed later in the day in the presence of Ms Merkel and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Both sides have committed 10 million euros each over a period of next five years for the Centre.

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