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Project under Nano Mission of Centre

Centre to promote interdisciplinary research

Project to provide consultancy services

KOTTAYAM: Mahatma Gandhi University has bagged a Rs.4-crore project from the Department of Science and Technology (DST) to start a Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, the largest single project being extended to any University in the State under the Nano Mission of the Central government.

Formally announcing the project, which has already been mentioned in the annual budget of the university, here on Thursday, Vice-Chancellor Rajan Gurukkal said the centre would promote and coordinate large scale inter-disciplinary research programmes; provide a centre of educational excellence for training researchers in the field, serve as a bridge between University's nano research and industrial application of the technology; provide consultancy services; and study the social, ethical, legal and environmental issues related to nano-science and nanotechnology.

P.K. Chitrabhanu, member of Syndicate, Sabu Thomas and Nanda Kumar Kalarickel were present.

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