Infosys Foundation inks Rs 5-cr pact with IISc to enhance research at CIDR

PTI Bengaluru | Updated on January 10, 2018 Published on September 25, 2017

Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Infosys, has signed a Rs 5-crore MoU with the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, to enhance infrastructure and broaden research activities at the Centre for Infectious Diseases Research (CIDR).

“With this MoU, Infosys Foundation aims to set milestones in the area of research of infectious diseases.

We will focus on motivating researchers to perform cutting-edge research, as well as train them to raise awareness about infectious diseases,” Infosys Foundation Chairperson Sudha Murthy said in a statement here.

A Rs 5-crore grant will be used towards research, training and creating awareness about infectious diseases, benefiting 25 faculty members and 250 students at IISc, Murthy said.

IISc is a public university for research and higher education in all science and engineering disciplines.

This association will facilitate an interdisciplinary approach, with a focus on research about infectious diseases, leading to the development of new drug targets, drug delivery systems and novel diagnostic tools, she said.

Published on September 25, 2017
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