A Memorandum of Understanding was signed and exchanged between Dr. P. Chowdappa, Director, ICAR-CPCRI and Dr. Satheesh Kumar Bhandary, Dean, K.S.Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University on 18-08-2017 related to collaborative research work on antidiabetic, antiobesity, and radioprotective efficacy of tender coconut water, coconut palm sugar and virgin coconut oil in the presence of Dr. Suchetha Kumari Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Mrs. Shilpa. S. Shetty, Research Assistant, CRL from KSHEMA and Dr. K.B. Hebbar, Head, PB & PHT Division, Dr. K. Muralidharan, Pr. Scientist, Dr. Bhanuprakash, Pr. Scientist, Dr. S.V. Ramesh, Scientist, Mr. M. Arivalagan, Scientist and Dr. Shameena Beegum, Scientist from CPCRI who were instrumental in planning the research co-operation between.