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The Centre of Relevance and Excellence (CORE) in Agro & Industrial Biotechnology at Thapar University was established as a national level center during the first phase of the MISSION REACH 2020 program envisioned by the former president and distinguished scientist Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. The program was implemented by TIFAC (Technology, Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India and CORE was created at Thapar University (erstwhile Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology) in the year 2000 based on the research expertise and training impetus.
CORE in Agro and Industrial biotechnology is a meeting place of innovation, industrial development and intellectual human resource development. It emphasizes on the tripartite linkage between academia, industry and the government. CORE in Agro and Industrial Biotechnology synergizes the skills and research expertise across the Thapar University from different department and schools, predominantly from Department of Biotechnology.
Mission ReACH program at CORE emphasizes on producing quality professionals in Biotechnology
possessing analytical capabilities, synthesizing abilities and managerial skills
to compete globally and excel. It is involved in developing dynamic, innovative and
flexible educational programs so as to foster interdisciplinary research and multidisciplinary
education in life sciences and biotechnology and forge strong academia-
The major objectives of CORE are;
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