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15 September 2013

U.S. group of experts to visit AMU during September 15-18

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Aligarh: A four-member high-level group of Ohio State University, USA will be visiting the Aligarh Muslim University on a four-day tour during September 15-18, 2013, in connection with the AMU-Ohio State University (OSU) collaboration project STEM-ER. The visiting team comprises of Prof. Anil Pradhan, Prof. Sultana N. Nahar, Dr. Nick Booker and Dr. Ratnesh Bhatacharya.

It may be recalled that the US Secretary of State John F. Kerry signed eight Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with Union Minister of HRD, Mr. M. M. Pallam Raju in June last to strengthen collaboration and building partnership between American and Indian institutions of higher education, including Aligarh Muslim University. The MoU provided receive an award of approximately $2,50,000 for all projects under the arrangement.

The visit of the exerts from Ohio State University will facilitate ways to meet the urgent and growing need for mushrooming world class Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) faculty in Aligarh Muslim University with active collaboration of the OSU under a proposed pilot project.

The STEM-ER project aims at initiating interdisciplinary collaborative projects of mutual benefit in advanced research and innovation in key areas like Spectroscopy, Nanotechnology, Renewable Energy, Information Technology, Environmental Sciences, Cancer Research and Mathematical Research. It would also involve private industry and Ohio State University and AMU alumni in support of the STEM-ER programme.

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