Bengaluru, Sep 25 (PTI) Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Infosys, has signed a Rs five crore MoU with Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, to enhance infrastructure and broaden research activities at the centre for Infectious Diseases Research (CIDR). Also Read - TCS 3rd Most-Valued IT Services Brand Globally, Infosys & HCL Also Secure Spots in Top 10

“With this MoU, Infosys Foundation aims to set milestones in the area of research of infectious diseases. Also Read - Infosys Records 16.6% Growth in Q3 Net Profit at Rs 5197 Crore, CEO Calls It ‘Excellent Result’

We will focus on motivating researchers to perform cutting-edge research, as well as train them to raise awareness about infectious diseases,” Infosys Foundation Chairperson Sudha Murthy said in a statement here. Also Read - Narayan Murthy's Daughter Richer Than Queen, Husband Rishi Sunak Faces Flak For Hiding Wealth

Rs five crore grant will be used towards research, training and creating awareness, about infectious diseases, benefiting 25 faculty members and 250 students at IISc, Murthy said.

IISc is a public university for research and higher education in all science and engineering disciplines.

This association will facilitate an interdisciplinary approach, with a focus on research about infectious diseases, leading to the development of new drug targets, drug delivery systems and novel diagnostic tools, she said.

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