Three faculty members of Dibrugarh University here have been selected for a research project run by UK India Education Research Initiative (UKIERI) for the year 2018.
Three faculties from the universities–Subrata B Gogoi, Ajanta B Rajkonwar and Debajit Borah–have been selected for this year’s project.
While Gogoi is a professor in the department of Petroleum Technology, Rajkonwar is a Dean, School of Commerce and Management. Borah is a professor in the Centre for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics.
Their proposals have been selected from among 138 proposals from across the country. A total of 18 research proposals have been selected this year. UK based University of Edinburgh (UoE) is the partner of the project.
The selected faculty members and the research scholars under the project from both the Universities shall be working at UoE and DU. UKIERI was started in April 2006 with the aim of enhancing educational links between India and the UK.
It has been recognised as a key multi-stakeholder programme that has strengthened the educational relations between the two countries.
UKIERI is funded by UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, British Council, Scottish Government, Walsh Government and the Department of Economy.
Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, the UGC and the All India Council for Technical Education have also funded the project.