India’s Amity University to Cooperate with CFAES’s Carbon Management and Sequestration Center

March 2, 2021
Prof. Rattan Lal receives an honorary doctorate at Amity University via Zoom, unfortunately unable to visit the campus, which recently strengthened ties with OSU.

Amity University, a private research institution of a dozen campuses, headquartered in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The Ohio State University on behalf of its Carbon Management and Sequestration Center (CMASC) within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).

The MOU remains in effect for five years and may be renewed.  It allows both institutions to explore collaborative activities such as:

(1) Exchange of theses, teaching materials, and other scientific and technological literature

(2) Research collaboration

(3) Exchange of faculty and scholars for lecturing, advanced studies, and research

(4) Conduct of joint workshops, symposia, etc. on topics of mutual interest, and

(5) Exploration of potential student exchanges.

Amity awarded an honorary doctorate to Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science and Director of the C-MASC.  Dr. Lal, who was recently ranked among the top scientists in the world,  was The World Food Prize Laureate for 2020.

According to Amity University’s website, Amity has been ranked India's number one Not-For-Profit Private University and was the first wireless campus in India. 

International Programs in Agriculture (IPA) currently manages over 30 active international agreements. IPA Interim Director, Dr. Luis Cañas, looks forward to increasing cooperation with this dynamic university, especially in the ecologically crucial fight to limit carbon in the atmosphere. 

Jason Owens