Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, UP and CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CSIR-CIMAP), Lucknow entered into an MoU to share the facilities and expertise available in each other’s institution. Signed by AKTU vice-chancellor Mr Vinay Kumar Pathak and director CSIR-CIMAP Prof Anil Kumar Tripathi, the MoU enables AKTU students, researchers and faculty to take short term training at CSIR-CIMAP in their areas of specialization. As per the agreement, research students/scientists working at CSIR-CIMAP would be able to register for PhD programme at AKTU and shall complete the course requirements as provided in the university rules. Further, PhD students working in AKTU, would be able to carry out a part of their work at CSIR-CIMAP. Here, one of the CIMAP scientists will be a co-guide. Under the MoU, AKTU and CIMAP would be able to apply for collaborative projects jointly to national and international funding agencies. The scientists/faculty members of AKTU and CSIR-CIMAP would be included included as resource persons for invited lectures/workshop on specialized topics in different academic/ scientific programmes.