Earlier this year, the Cipla Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IISER Pune, where it committed to contribute to the Endowment Fund of the institute to build a modern chemistry research laboratory for undergraduate students.
As a formal commencement of this initiative, the ground-breaking ceremony was held on August 14, 2017 at IISER Pune. Dr. Yusuf Hameid and Mr. M.K. Hameid of Cipla, and Ms. Rumana Hameid of Cipla Foundation were present at this occasion along with Prof. K.N. Ganesh and Col. Raja Sekhar (Retd.) and Dr. A.A. Natu of IISER Pune.
Housing state-of-the art research labs in a 20,000 sq ft area, this facility will also provide space for outreach activities involving teacher and student training and will serve as a platform for developing industry-academia interactions.
The Centre has been envisioned to align chemistry education at undergraduate level towards the present and future health care needs.