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MoU with Montanuniversitaet, Leoben, Austria on 22nd October 2014

This Memorandum of Understanding entered on the 22nd day of October, 2014 for collaboration in the area of 'Plasma processing of minerals & materials' between Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, which is a Society registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 having its registered office at Anusandhan Bhawan, 2 Rafi Marg, New Delhl-11 001, INDIA (hereinafter referred to as "CSIR"), through Director of its constituent laboratory, Institute of Minerals & Materials Technology, Bhubaneswar, INDIA (hereinafter referred as CSIR-IMMT) and Montanuniversitaet,leoben, Austria, represented bV the Chair of Ferrous Metallurgy (hereinafter referred to as MU). The MU is based on the 1975 Austrian University Organanization Act, the University of Mining has been known as Montanuniversitaet leoben since 01 October, 1975; (collectively referred to as "'Parties" ).


The ferrous metallurgy division of Montanuniversitaet started way back in 1840. The LD process was developed in 1948 by Austrian companies and it is named after the Austrian towns Unz and Donawitz (a district of leoben). The technological development obviously has its link to Ferrous Metallurgy Division of Montanuniversitaet, leoben, Austria. Furthermore, the department was also engaged with the development of the Bessemer process and subsequent commissioning of multiple Bessemer steelworks in Austria during 1863•1866. The rich tradition in Ferrous Metallurgy continues even today. CSIR-IMMT on the other hand is a fairly new institute which just celebrated its golden jubilee last year.However in these 50 years, it has developed S& T capabilities in a wide range of areas from mineral processing to materials engineering. The institute has expertise in conducting technology oriented programmes in extractive metallurgy. Against the above backdrop and based on mutual strength and expertise, researchers of CSIR-IMMTand MU, propose to work in research areas of common interest and wish to collaborate with each other for sharing and advancement of knowledge in the broad area of ferrous metallurgy with special focus on plasma processing.


It is hereby agreed that both institutions shall co-operate on the 'Plasma processing of minerals & materials'. The co-operation shall include:

a) Exchange of researchers/ faculty to execute research programmes of mutual interest

b) Exchange of information and publication on the chosen and mutually agreed research area

c)Commercialization of research result after protecting mutual rights


a) In order to carry out the above-mentioned activities and to utilize the results achieved, detailed plan shall be made through consultation between both parties.

b) Both institutions shall agree to seek financial support for mutually agreed co-operative activities from appropriate funding agencies, including government, in their respective countries or elsewhere.

c) This memorandum is effective for 3 (three) years from the date of signing, unless terminated earlier by either institution with at least 90 days written notice to the other party.

d) This memorandum may be amended or extended by written agreement of the institutions.

e) Disputes, if any, between the institutes arising from this MOU shall be settled amicably through negotiations in good faith.