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News - IISER Kolkata: To set up Academic-Industrial Rooms

an academia-industry interaction cell will be established by the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata. The institute director issued a statement today, saying that the cell is going to be a platform from which Interested Students and faculty members will get scope to explore industry directed manpower training and self-employment leading to entrepreneurship potential.

The Vision:

The vision of IISER Kolkata for new age entrepreneurs and young minds is to transform budding entrepreneurs to start a business venture with minimum risk, the statement said. The process of setting up an incubation cell for promoting entrepreneurial potential of our students and faculty members has been initiated, the statement of IISER Kolkata, established by the MHRD in 2006, said.

The IISER Kolkata had been set up to carry out research in basic and frontier areas of science with special emphasis on interdisciplinary areas, involving both undergraduate and post-graduate students.

About IISERs national and international collaborations, the statement said, Presently we have national and international collaborations with various national and international institute/universities from the perspective of student and faculty exchange and fruitful scientific collaboarations.

Having established Physics and Chemistry Society under their concerned departments, IISER Kolkata is tapping the talent pool of scientists and entrepreneurs internationally through Global Initiative of Academic Network (GIAN), a Government of India initiative, the statement said.

Source: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/

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