By TCN News,
Aligarh: Ms. Amena Arif (M. Sc. Biochemistry) and Mr. Asim Rizvi (M. Sc. Biotechnology) of the Aligarh Muslim University have been selected to carry out research at one of the top US Universities, University of Wisconsin (UW), Madison under the Khorana Exchange Programme. AMU Alumni Association of Arizona Chapter will provide financial assistance to the students.
“Dr. Masood Akhtar, an AMU alumnus and founder President of Clean Tech Partners, Inc., USA played a key role in establishing bilateral collaboration between AMU and UW that facilitated the selection of the students and hoped that AMU should expand its horizon and develop more partnership with international universities to provide research and career opportunities for AMU students,” AMU PRO Dr Rahat Abrar said.
During the last AMU federation meeting in Boston, the AMU Association-Arizona Chapter announced that it will sponsor two AMU students each year over the next three years, said Mr. Ali Rizvi, President AMU Federation. Ms. Rehana Khan, President of Arizona Chapter said, “We are thankful to the individuals who are supporting the sponsorship and our endeavor is to support the growth of this program in the next three years”.
In January 2008, a UW-Madison delegation visited several Institutions in India including the AMU. During the meeting, Prof P.K. Abdul Azis, the Vice Chancellor of AMU showed his full support for this Program and subsequently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Madison, Wisconsin, USA on August 7, 2008 between the AMU and UW-Madison.
“Under this MoU, both institutions have agreed to consult faculty, departments, and centers to explore potential mutually beneficial, training, research, applied research and community-based research projects, encourage units to explore the feasibility of activities such as student exchanges and faculty exchanges for research, lectures, and discussions that mutually benefit both institutions and investigate outside funding sources for projects determined to be mutually beneficial to both institutions,” Dr Abrar said.
Prof Azis thanked Dr. Masood Akhtar for bringing the UW-Madison delegation to AMU and getting the first MoU signed with a US institution.