JNU Launches Cloud Based Biological Data Analytics-'ICLR Platform' to Accelerate the process of Discovery

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The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has designed the first ever cloud based biological data analytics platform for health and biological sciences. The platform is named 'ICLR - Indian Clinical and Life Science Research'.

ICLR cloud is created to accelerate the process of discovery and for effective patient care. JNU claimed that the cloud will assist in bridging a gap between the scientist working in the area of life sciences and the one engaged in computational data analytics tools.

JNU's School of Biotechnology startup Nanofludiks Research Pvt. Ltd developed the ICLR cloud. Professor Rupesh Chaturvedi mentored the product development.

JNU believes that ICLR platform will expedite research work related to COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. It will also help in accelerating the vaccine and drug based research in India.

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At the ICLR inauguration ceremony, JNU VC M Jagdesh Kumar spotted light on the importance of data analytics in the prevailing COVID-19 situation or the pandemic era.

Jagdesh Kumar said in a statement, "There is an urgent need for indigenious research in the area of vaccine and drug development. This technology of ICLR should be applied widely in various areas like environment, traffic management and other areas of social interest."

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THere are 55 centres and 7 special centres at JNU. The University has been awarded the title of 'University of Excellence' and the academic centres of the varsity have also been declared 'Centres of Excellence'. These titles have been granted by the University Grants Commission.

JNU is the first University to offer courses in foreign languages under its five year integrated MBA programme.

This year JNU also tied hands with TechH=Gig to facilitate the academic assessments in online mode. TechGig is one of the largest technology communities in India and has done remarkable efforts to make online education accessible to students amid COVID-19 crisis. Read More 

Not to miss the convocation event, the varsity is all set to conduct its fourth annual convocation in online mode in the month of November. Read In Detail Here