Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull jointly inaugurated the TERI-Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre following delegation-level bilateral talks.
The two leaders inaugurated the centre via video-conferencing from Hyderabad House.
Jointly addressing the media along with Turnbull, Modi said that the centre was a classic example of bilateral cooperation in the cutting-edge science and technology.
TERI-Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre (TDNBC) at TERI's Green Campus in Gurugram, Haryana, is a pioneer research centre in the field of nanobiotechnology research in India.
The centre offers joint PhD programme by TDNBC, India, and Deakin University (DU), Australia, where selected students are provided fellowships, jointly supervised by both TDNBC and DU, and receive degree from DU.
It brings together the complimentary expertise of TERI in agriculture, biotechnology, green energy, bioremidiation and nanotechnology and Deakin's expertise in material, chemical and physical sciences. Jointly supported by both organizations, the Centre aims to take global space through the nanobiotechnology interventions in sustainable agriculture, environment, and energy by employing or developing multidisciplinary approaches, tools and technologies.