Bhubaneswar, August 24: Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) Deemed to be University on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with city-based ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (ICAR-CIFA) with the objective of facilitating the pursuit of academics and research in a range of subjects.

            The subjects would include herbal biomedicines, nanotechnology, marine and fresh water eco-systems, anti-microbial resistance, immunology and translational medicine research.

            The MoU was signed by Prof. Bibhuti Bhushan Pradhan, Pro-Vice Chancellor cum Registrar of SOA, and Dr. Saroj Kumar Swain, Director, ICAR-CIFA at SOA.

Speaking on the occasion, SOA Registrar Prof. Pradhan expressed confidence that the MoU would inspire a great deal of teamwork and create synergies in the fields taken up.

            Prof. Bijay Kumar Sahoo, Dean, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Prof. Manas Kumar Mallick, Director, Institute of Technical Education and Research, Prof. Sudam Chandra Si, Dean, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Prof. Goutam Rath, Department of Pharmaceutics, Prof. Goutam Ghosh, Department of Pharmacognosy, Prof. Durga Madhav Kar, Department of Pharmacology, Dr. Biswakanth Kar, Department of Pharmacology, Dr. Vineet Kumar Rai, Department of Pharmaceutics, Prof. Santosh Kumar Swain and Dr. Debasmita Dubey of Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital were present during the ceremony. Dr. Paramananda Das, Head, Fish Genetics and Biotechnology Division, Dr. Mrinal Samanta, Principal Scientist, and other members of the management represented ICAR-CIFA.

            The ICAR-CIFA officials also called on SOA Founder-President Prof. (Dr.) Manojranjan Nayak.

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