Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST) is an autonomous premier scientific research institute in the North Eastern Region of India under the Department of Science Technology, Govt. of India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Aaranyak, a premier biodiversity conservation and research organization here at Guwahati on Saturday for academic and research cooperation. The MoU was signed by Dr. Diganta Goswami, Registrar, IASST and Dr. Bibhab Kumar Talukdar, Secretary-General and the CEO of Aaranyak, in the presence of Dr. Ashis Kumar Mukherjee, Director, IASST. Addressing a learned gathering on the occasion of the MoU signing function, Prof. Ashis Kumar Mukherjee, Director, IASST, said that this MoU would facilitate the joint working of various research divisions of both the institutes to undertake multidisciplinary scientific research, education & outreach as well as human resource development for biodiversity conservation and environmental protection in Northeast India. Speaking on occasion, Dr. Bibhab Kumar Talukdar, Secretary-General and the CEO of Aaranyak, stated that Aaranyak has always been with IASST on various occasions. The signing of the agreement has now boosted the academic and research cooperation for the future benefit of both of the organizations.