Delhi to sign MoU with New York Academy of Sciences

New Delhi, Nov 30 ( In an effort to upgrade education and research in the field of science and technology, the Delhi government Monday announced a decision to ink a deal with the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS).

“In view of the need of collaboration in field of science and engineering research and education, it has been decided to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the New York Academy of Sciences and the Delhi Knowledge Development Foundation (DKDF),” Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said here after a cabinet meeting.

“The MoU between these two parties is aimed to promote various scientific aspects in Delhi across different areas. It is likely to go a long way in helping and defining the vision of Delhi as a knowledge city,” she said.

The state cabinet also approved a draft MoU which will be signed between both the parties at the earliest.

“The identified areas of collaboration include conceptualizing a science and technology university, a pharmaceutical university, promoting a science and technology park, holding seminars on scientific subjects and exchange of professionals,” she added.

The DKDF was founded by Delhi government’s department of training and technical education in 2008.