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USTM & BUHS signed MoU to kick start regional cooperation in diabetes care

 

GUWAHATI, MARCH 16, 2015: University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya (USTM) in association with Cotton College State University; Assam Down Town University (ADTU); CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat; and Asian Network of Research in Anti-Diabetic Plants (ANRAP), Dhaka organised a Public Lecture on “Herbal Medicines and Diabetic Care: an experience and success story from Bangladesh” at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra in Guwahati on Sunday.

A team of 35 scientists and academicians from Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS) and Bangladesh Institute of Research & Rehabilitation in Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders (BIRDEM) , Dhaka led by Prof Liaquat Ali, Vice Chancellor, BUHS graced the occasion and interacted with doctors, researchers, patients and the academic fraternity from greater Guwahati to apprise them about the recent findings of research work on effectiveness of herbal medicines for diabetic treatment.

A sizable number of participants attended the lecture from various hospitals, institutes, and academic circles of Guwahati. The talk resulted in fruitful interaction between the speakers and the various students, doctors and patients who attended it.

On the sidelines of the Public Lecture, an MoU was also signed between USTM and BUHS wherein both the universities resolved to cooperate with each other in advanced research of health and biological sciences in the days to come. The MoU was signed by Mahbubul Hoque Chancellor, USTM, on behalf of USTM and by Dr Liaquat Ali, Vice Chancellor, BUHS on behalf of BUHS in the presence of the team from Bangladesh; Dr N K Choudhury, Principal Advisor, ERDF and former VC, GU; Dr Dhrubajyoti Saikia, VC, Cotton College State University; Dr P G Rao, Vice Chancellor, USTM; Dr B P Sharma, Professor Govt Ayurvedic College Guwahati and other high officials of USTM. The MoU decrees the exchange of faculty, students, and administrators between the universities. Both USTM and BUHS will facilitate visits and interchange of research staff for research, development, and teaching purposes.

It may not be out of place to mention that USTM was established under the provisions of the University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya Act (No. 6 of 2008) enacted by Legislative Assembly of Meghalaya and today it offers under graduate and post graduate courses in different subjects like biotechnology, zoology, botany, chemistry, mathematics, environmental science, computer science & applications, electronics, commerce, business administration, economics, English, sociology, social work, public administration, education, library & information science, geology, geography, and rural development, etc. It has enacted MoUs with several national and international universities and institutions for collaboration in R&D activities.

On the other hand, BUHS strives to create multidisciplinary environment in biomedical research involving biological, chemical, clinical as well as social sciences as relevant to health; generate evidence based suggestions which can help the planners and policy makers to develop better health care programmes for the people; and ensure faster interaction among relevant institutes/universities at home and abroad to improve the academic and research standards in biomedical fields.
 

PRO, ERDF

 

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