MGU Grants Accreditation to Private Research Centre
Mahatma Gandhi University has granted accreditation to the research centre operated by the private bioscience company Agro Bio-Tech (ABTEC) in Kottayam. This move is part of implementing the triple helix system, where educational institutions, private industry, and the government collaborate for social and economic development.
V.N. Vasavan, Minister for Co-operation and Registration, handed over the approval order to K.J. Jacob, the Chairman and Managing Director of ABTEC, at a function held at the university. The Minister commended the University for taking new steps in line with the advancement policies of the state government in the higher education sector. He emphasised the need to bring job providers and research students onto the same platform to facilitate fruitful research and entrepreneurship. Dr. B. Keralavarma, Syndicate member, presided over the event.
This collaboration aims to translate research findings into marketable products and undertake new research projects. ABTEC specialises in the production of eco-friendly bio-fertilisers and bio-pesticides that enhance productivity without harming nature.
The research centre will offer research facilities for PhD students and training for postgraduate students from the university.