Amrita School of Biotechnology partners with University of Arizona to launch a dual degree programme

Amrita School of Biotechnology collaborates with University of Arizona to introduce a first of its kind dual programme.

Amrita School of Biotechnology partners with University of Arizona to launch a dual degree programme
Team Careers360 | Jul 7, 2021 - 12:16 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University’s Amrita School of Biotechnology has made a dual degree partnership with the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Arizona to offer a first of its kind dual degree programme in India in the field of life sciences.

This dual degree partnership between two universities will provide enrolled students the opportunity to receive two degrees - MSc Biotechnology, Microbiology or Bioinformatics from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and MS Cellular and Molecular Medicine from the University of Arizona. Students can also conduct research in the laboratories at the University of Arizona.

The dean of Amrita School of Biotechnology and faculty of science, Bipin Nair said, “ This is a strategic merger of the strengths of the two well-established units of the two universities, both in terms of academic fervour and research excellence, providing aspiring students the excellent opportunity to tap into the expertise of the renowned and internationally recognised biomedical sciences faculty at the University of Arizona, while at the same time being able to harness the rich experience of the Masters programmes in biotechnology, microbiology and bioinformatics at the Amrita School of Biotechnology”.

“The students enrolling for this spectacular dual Degree programme would benefit tremendously from this innovative approach of flexible one of its kind modular courses offered by the Cellular and Molecular Medicine Department at the University of Arizona as well as to conduct research within the University of Arizona laboratories,” he added further.

Head of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at University of Arizona, Carol C Gregorio said, “We are honored to have entered this dual degree partnership with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, one of the top research institutions in India. This opportunity allows us to push the boundaries in our own university by tapping expertise of our renowned and internationally recognized faculty”.

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