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Medical varsity, Siddha institute sign MoU Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: A memorandum of understanding was signed between the Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University and the National Institute of Siddha here on Wednesday for collaboration in clinical research and drug development projects and to start speciality clinics. The MoU will also enable postgraduate and doctoral research scholars of both the institutions to utilise the clinical facilities and laboratories available in the institutions.

The memorandum was signed by Mayil Vahanan Natarajan on behalf of the university and K.Manickavasagam on behalf of the institute. Kabilan, Head of the Department of Siddha, told The Hindu that there would be mutual utilisation of facilities such as outpatient and inpatient departments and hospital support services wherever they were lacking. Joint symposia/conferences/workshops would be organised, and short-term and long-term developmental programmes on topics of mutual interest would be conducted. There would be exchange of faculties for guest lecturers, workshops, clinical services and training programmes, he added.

The university later at a function conferred the Honorary Visiting Professorship on Samuel JK.Abraham of Yamanashi University, Japan. Accepting the honour, Dr.Abraham said his association with the Dr.M.G.R. Medical University would help further research activities and establish research centres.


Courtesy: The Hindu 22 July 2010 issue
*"Nichi" stands for Japan and "In" stands for India. This institute started on an Indo-Japan collaboration now has spreaded further with global alliances
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