Dr. Prasanna B.D, Dept. of Chemical Engg. received a grant of Rs. 25.44 lakhs for the implementation of ASEAN-India collaborative research project entitled “Development of a sustainable technology to produce oxalate depleted starch from Taro corms” for a period of three years. Dr. Rungtiwa Wongsagonsup, Assistant Professor of Food Technology, Mahidol University, Kanchanburi, Thailand and Esperanza Maribel G. Agoo, Associate Professor of Biology Department, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines are the collaborators of the project (Co-PIs). The project has been sanctioned under ASEAN-India Science and Technology Development Fund, administered by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Govt. of India.