Chennai, Sep 9 : The Tamil Nadu government and Sydney University in Australia on Monday decided to jointly set up a research institute in the State.
An agreement to this effect was arrived during Animal Husbandry Minister Udumalai K Radhakrishnan tour of Australia and New Zealand which began today.
Under the agreement, it was decided that the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS) and Sydney University would jointly establish a research institute in the State, an official release here said.
Accompanied by TANUVAS Vice-Chancellor Dr C Balachandran and Director of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services A Gnanasekaran, the Minister said on the first day of the overseas visit, they visited the University of Sydney and had a discussion with research group headed by Professor Dr David Emery, Department of Veterinary Parasitology.
During the discussions, it was decided to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for students, professors and scientist exchange programmes.
They also decided to visit and support through inputs of scientists of the University of Sydney for the establishment of Salem Advanced Centre for Integrated Livestock and Animal Sciences.
Dr John House, Dr Auriol Purdie and Dr Navneet Dhand of Sydney Varsity were also present during the meeting. (UNI)