Infosys partners with Ashoka University to augment scientific research

Devdiscourse News Desk | Sonepat | Updated: 10-05-2024 15:46 IST | Created: 10-05-2024 15:46 IST
Infosys partners with Ashoka University to augment scientific research
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Infosys Foundation has teamed up with Ashoka University, Sonepat, Haryana, to boost scientific research and education for undergraduate students at the university. The philanthropic and CSR arm of Infosys has committed a grant of Rs 27 crore to upgrade the university's Chemical Biology Lab laboratory into an advanced world-class facility that will empower students to excel in science and research.

Commenting on this partnership, Sumit Virmani, Trustee, Infosys Foundation, said, "Infosys Foundation believes that STEM education, especially at undergrad levels, moulds learners and helps them to participate in meaningful and contextualized ways in the real world. We are delighted to collaborate with Ashoka University and help equip their Chemical Biology Lab with cutting-edge facilities. Through this initiative, we envision a future where Chemistry and Life Sciences education propels youngsters to nurture their potential in STEM-related fields."

The upgraded facility, Advanced Chemical Biology Lab, will be equipped with cutting-edge equipment such as Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive X-ray analysis (SEM-EDAX), High-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), Imaging Mass cytometry, and Spatial Nucleic Acid Hybridization System, providing students with hands-on experience, enhancing their understanding and skill development as well as enabling scientific research of diverse projects in the country.

The new lab will host periodic courses, conferences, and workshops to foster awareness and opportunities within the Indian science community. It will also facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration among departments and institutions to boost the university's visibility on both the national and international stage as a premier destination for science education and research.

Somak Raychaudhury, Vice Chancellor, Ashoka University, said, "We are delighted to have Infosys Foundation join us in our vision to enhance scientific education at Ashoka University. This collaboration equips our students and faculty with cutting-edge resources, empowering them to excel in research and sciences. Together we hope to shape a future where interdisciplinary learning fuels India’s scientific progress."

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