The Tezpur University (TU) has signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) in Guwahati for collaborating in research arena. Both the universities have agreed to exchange teachers and students and conduct joint research projects. They will also share resources in chemical sciences, food engineering, physics and nanotechnology and computer science engineering. The MoA will see joint research projects with the involvement of the Union ministry of science and technology department of biotechnology (DBT) and department of science and technology (DST) and other funding agencies, access to and use of the sophisticated instrumentation facilities of both universities, faculty exchange and joint faculty development programmes. The agreement grants the students and staff of ADBU access to the department of electronics and information technology (DEIT)-assisted micro-electrical-mechanical systems (MEMS) fabrication facilities available at TU. With a validity of five years, from October 17, the MoA is subject to extension. TU is a leading central university of the northeast that has been promoting research in areas which have a direct bearing on the region, especially in emerging areas within science and technology. While the Don Bosco group is spread across 132 countries and caters to over nine million people worldwide. Don Bosco Tech India has been recognised as the single largest provider of technical education in the country, second only to the government.