Based on the directives of the officiating Vice-Chancellor, Prof. N. Ananthakrishnan, the representatives from IMC Krems and SBV met in the board room on 18 07 2016 with an aim to confirm mutual feasibility to conduct the atwinning doctoral program. Prof. Karl Ennsfellner, CEO and Prof. Gerhard Tucek, Research Head of IMC Krems and Prof. Dr. AR Srinivasan, Registrar, SBV and Dr.SumathySundar, Director, CMTER participated in the deliberations. Preliminary discussions featured matters related to UGC regulations for twinning programs between SBV and Krems, Ph. D. registration, a collection of data, presentations at the doctoral and monitoring committees and the Ph. D. recognized supervisors for the program. Following the Preliminary Discussions, an official report on the deliberations was submitted to the Vice Chancellor through the Dean ( Research and Allied Health Sciences). Also, the team from IMC Krems inspected the infrastructure and the other resources of the center and also visited CIDRF and its Director Dr. Adithan.