A seven-member delegation led by Dr. José Mustre, Director General, Center for Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV), visited IIT Delhi on March 31, 2022. The team included participants from 3 Major Mexican institutes, namely the Center for Research and Advanced Studies( CINVESTAV), the National Autonomous University of Mexico(UNAM), and the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN).
Prof. Rangan Banerjee, Director, IIT Delhi welcomed the delegation and expressed his desire to expand relationships with institutions in Mexico. He stressed internationalization through recruitment of international faculty, initiating student exchanges, joint summer schools, faculty visits etc.
Dr. Mustre informed about the interaction of the Mexican Foreign Ministry with the DST for setting up an India-Mexico binational science fund.
At the end of the meeting, both sides agreed to expand the research collaboration in the areas of biotechnology and health and to continue the discussion on signing agreements with the 3 institutes whose representatives were present there.