The US-based Ohio State University (OSU),in partnership with the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU),is going to launch a pilot programme for education and research in the areas of science,technology,engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The programme will be implemented by both the institutions to build a STEM-Education and Research (STEM-ER) Centre at AMU. Professor Anil Pradhan of Department of Astronomy at Ohio State and a Co-director at Aligarh Muslim University will lead the project.
AMU spokesperson Rahat Abrar said STEM-ER aims at initiating inter-disciplinary collaborative projects of mutual benefit in advanced research and innovation in key areas like spectroscopy,nanotechnology,renewable energy,information technology,environmental sciences,cancer research and mathematical research. It will also develop a two-year programme for Indian graduates to acquire skills to teach STEM subjects to undergraduate students.