To promote start-ups and entrepreneurship, the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB) and National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), both arms of the DSIR, have signed an MoU to facilitate industry-institute partnership. The MoU have been signed by Dr H. Purushotham, CMD of NRDC and Director, CSIR-IICB Prof. Samit Chattopadhyay in the presence of the Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of S&T and Earth Sciences and Dr Rabiranjan Chattopadhyay, West Bengal Minister for Science, Technology & Biotechnology.
IICB, Kolkata is a laboratory of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) which does research on diseases and biological problems plaguing the world. It was established in 1935 as the first non-official center in India for bio medical research. It was included within the aegis of CSIR in 1956.
CSIR-IICB is engaged in research on diseases of national importance and biological problems of global interest. CSIR-IICB is one of the major laboratories in India which initiated, basic research on infectious diseases, specifically leishmaniasis and cholera, along with the development of technologies for the diagnosis, and chemotherapy of the disease. It is a part of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) while the NRDC is a Public Sector Unit (PSU) .
The NRDC was established in 1953 by the Government of India. The primary objective of NRDC is to promote, develop and commercialize the technologies, know-how, inventions, patents, processes emanating from various national R&D institutions.
So lets discuss about the questions arises from this article :
1. What is the full form of IICB ?
2. Expand DSIR ?
3. What is the full form NRDC ?
4. Expand the term CSIR ?
5. What is the main objective behind this MoU ?