Special Correspondent

HYDERABAD: The University of Western Australia and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) have decided to strengthen their ongoing collaboration in dryland agricultural research, particularly in chickpea.

The visiting UWS team led by its Vice-Chancellor Alan Robson here on Wednesday also announced 50 research scholarships for Indian students wishing to pursue research in Australia.


A grant of Australian $25,000 a year for students who would undertake research under joint supervision of ICRISAT and UWA was also announced.

ICRISAT Director General William Dar said collaborative work with UWA could generate fundamental work for the people of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.