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Infosys Foundation signs MoU with Indian Institute of Science for Rs. 5 crore grant

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Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic arm of IT services major Infosys, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, for a Rs. 5 crore grant to the institution.
 
The grant will help enhance infrastructure and broaden research activities at the Centre for Infectious Diseases Research (CIDR) at the institute, a press release from Infosys Foundation said.
 
The release said the amount would be used towards research, training and creating awareness about infectious diseases, benefiting 25 faculty members and 250 students at IISc.
           
IISc is a public university for research and higher education in all science and engineering disciplines.
 
"This association will facilitate an interdisciplinary approach, with a focus on research about infectious diseases, leading to the development of new drug targets, drug delivery systems and novel diagnostic tools," the release said.
 
Mrs. Sudha Murty, Chairperson of Infosys Foundation, said, “With this MoU, Infosys Foundation aims to set milestones in the area of research of infectious diseases. We will focus on motivating researchers to perform cutting-edge research, as well as train them to raise awareness about infectious diseases.”
 
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