Published On: Sat, May 16th, 2015

Presidency University signs MoU with EFRAC

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Anuradha LohiaBalwinder BajwaCEOEdward Food Research and Analysis Centre LtdEFRACMoU

Presidency UnivThe MoU will lead to the setting up for an integrated testing and research facility, at Presidency, specializing in food and drugs

To set up an integrated testing and research facility for food and drugs a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by Presidency University (PU) with Edward Food Research and Analysis Centre Ltd (EFRAC); this facility will make PU students industry ready.

Anuradha Lohia, Vice-Chancellor of PU, said that they have tied up with EFRAC to give students an idea of industry techniques. Selected students will be given an internship and trained for research method during the summer break. She further said that, this will make students competent for placement. It will open up research opportunities globally. Many people want students right after the UG program. Many students are forced to do PG in absence of a job. If they are trained by experts then they are hoping to have good placement offers.

Balwinder Bajwa, CEO, EFRAC, said that “Graduates have little opportunity to directly join jobs. Most of them go into research. We will provide training to students so that their skills are honed and they manage to bag a job right out of college.” He further added, “Sometimes, the students are charged around Rs 35,000 to receive training for three days with such ultra-modern instruments. In this tie-up, Presidency will send students for a two-month internship. This will allow the graduating students to become industry-ready.”

The facility at PU will begin with students enrolled in physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics programs.