India, Russia Working on General Agreement on Collaboration

Published: 10th September 2015 07:08 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th September 2015 07:08 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

KOLKATA: India and Russia are working together on a "general agreement" on collaboration in science and technology, which will enable the countries to exchange ideas on technology, scientists and students.

"It's a general agreement (between Russia and India) related to collaboration in science and technology. This is in the form of exchange of scientists, students and technologies," Department of Science and Technology Secretary Prof Ashutosh Sharma said today. "Also there are some joint collaborative projects between (Indian and Russian) universities, between scientists, so they develop things together," Sharma further said.

Scientists and officials of the two countries discussed the matter during last week's Russian-Indian Working Group on Science and Technology held in Moscow. "It is not focussed on one particular technology, but all general exchange of information, scientists and technological know-how relating to energy, green technologies, super computing in big data," the DST secretary said.

The two countries have entered into an agreement to set up the Russian-Indian Association of Universities. The Russian Science Foundation (RSF) and the Indian Ministry of Science and Technology have announced that they would jointly sponsor an international team competition in the field of scientific research.

Russia's Ministry of Education and Science has already implemented six joint projects with DST.

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