Jamia Millia signs MoU with Iranian institute

New Delhi: Jamia Millia Islamia on Friday said it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tehran's National Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (NIGEB) for academic cooperation. Jamia Millia Vice Chancellor Talat Ahmad said that the academic collaboration between the two partnering institutions would open new opportunities for young researchers working in the frontier areas of genetic engineering and biotechnology and the research outcomes would impact the global society favourably. "The impetus given by the government towards internationalisation of education would yield positive dividends in the years to come with India emerging as a major education hub in the world," Ahmad said. The MoU will enable the two institutions to jointly undertake research activities in the frontier areas of genetic engineering and biotechnology, a Jamia Millia statement said.