For SASTRA University, Thanjavur, this seems to be a very interesting season. An independent survey conducted by biotechnology magazine BioSpectrum has ranked SASTRA University’s School of Chemical and Biotechnology as the top private biotech institution for the academic year 2006-07. The parameters considered in the survey were infrastructure, faculty, industrial interaction and placement. The university will also host ‘Kuruksastra’, a national-level inter-collegiate cultural competition from March 6 to 9.
Wipro signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SASTRA University to take its ongoing collaboration with the institution to the next level. The MoU envisages activities and interactions addressing students, faculty and the management. These include faculty development programmes, technical sponsorships and student workshops.
Chandrasekhar Dharuman, vice-president, Wipro Technologies, said “The objective of this MoU is to build industry-academia relationship and empower students to gear up for the challenges of the corporate world.” S. Vaidhyasubramaniam, Dean - Planning & Development, SASTRA University, expressed the hope that the relationship with Wipro would promote research and development.