New Delhi, April 4: The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was apprised of an agreement between India and Canada to promote collaboration in research and innovation through talent mobility.
The core of the MoU, signed on February 21, is to ignite collaboration through talent mobility. It would enable Indian and Canadian researchers to undertake graduate level academic research mobility and cross-border industry-academic cooperation.
"Under the graduate level academic research mobility programme, both sides intend to support up to 110 Master's and PhD student researchers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields," it said.
The students from eligible universities in India would participate in 12 to 24 weeks' research with Canadian university research laboratories in a three-year period. The same number of researchers from Canadian universities will also participate for the same period in India.