An Autonomous Institute supported by Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India
The Narayan Murthy report of April, 2012, commissioned by Planning Commission on corporate participation in higher education had recommended, amongst other things, to have knowledge cluster/hub in the country at places where there are large number of well established institutions. Based on this Punjab Government have initiated, a cluster at Chandigarh known as Chandigarh Region Innovation and Knowledge Cluster (CRIKC) has been established with lead role being played by the Panjab University. CRIKC’s mission is to foster and sustain close academic alliances between institutions of higher education and research in the Chandigarh region, to facilitate innovation and knowledge creation, achieving excellence in all academic spheres without compromising in any manner the authority of the participating institutions. More Details ...
Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR) is a DRDO laboratory, located at high altitudes and laboratories at Chandigarh and other places. The Laboratory endeavours towards ensuring food, health and energy security of the forces in Ladakh through development of technologies suitable for cold desert regions, formulation of herbal prophylactics and neutraceuticals and devicing strategies for utilization of non-conventional energy sources.
On the other hand, INST at Mohali is a premier institute of DST mandated to work on aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology related to agricultural nanotechnology, agricultural sensors, bio-sensors and diagnostics, drug delivery and controlled release, microfluidics based technologies and nanotechnology based solutions for energy and environment.
Preliminary discussions between INST and DIHAR, Chandigarh have led to identification of following areas of mutual research interest to both the institutes:
• Improving shelf life of fresh vegetables and meat
• Targeted delivery of bioactive compounds
• Development of strategies for organic waste degradation
• Water based hydrogen fuel cells