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International exchange programme
Maria Algerin
Senior Lecturer in Life Sciences
Department of Life Sciences
International Coordinator from Sweden
Email address,
Phone number +46-500-448641

International Collaboration and International Exchange Program

Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune (DPU) has initiated number of collaborations with University of Skövde, Sweden (UoS) for the academic benefit of students and to enrich knowledge resources of faculty members. Dr. D. Y. Patil Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Institute from DPU is mainly involved in this collaboration.

Total mobilities from 2011: 44

Research collaboration 1: (2011 to 2014) 

A collaborative project “Bioremediation of toxic metals and other pollutants for protecting human health and ecosystem” funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sweden, Jan 2011- April 2014 for SEK 4.5 million (Dr. Neelu Nawani was Indian coordinator and Dr. Abul Mandal was Swedish coordinator).

Research outcome: 8 international publications, 3 patents of which one US patent is granted

Exchange mobility through the research project:

Teacher’s participation: Exchange of the coordinators from both countries visited once each year for a minimum duration of one week. (Participants: Dr. Neelu Nawani and Dr. Abul Mandal)

Students participation: Mr. Prithviraj Desale from DPU for 1 month for advanced training at UoS in 2014 and Ms. Rupali Aursang from DPU for 10 days for paper presentations at international conferences at Tunisia, France and Sweden.

(Total number of mobilities: 04; 02 teachers and 02 research students)

Exchange program

Team from DPU, India; Rajshahi University, Bangladesh; UoS, Sweden and SASNET at the joint workshop under the collaborative research project on Bioremediation. (L to R: Prof. Ananda Kumar Saha, Dr. Noor Nahar, Prof. Balasaheb Kapadnis, Former Vice Chancellor University of Skövde Prof. Sigbritt Karlsson, Prof. Abul Mandal, Lars Eklund)