IIT Roorkee Spearheads MoU between Govt. of India & World Bank

By siliconindia  |   Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 07:14 Hrs
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IIT Roorkee Spearheads MoU between Govt. of India & World Bank

IIT Roorkee organized an MoU exchanging ceremony between the Govt. of India Department of Science and Technology and World Bank, at India International Centre with an aim to strengthen African Centre of Excellences in western, eastern and southern Africa. This MoU will aid them by supporting the capacity building via knowledge transfer for the students and female students enrolled in ACEs masters and PhD programs.

Prof. Ajit. K. Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee, comments, “We are happy that IIT Roorkee has been given the responsibility for coordinating collaboration of Indian institutions with African Centres of Excellence. It shall help strengthen Indo-African ties by addressing the common development related challenges in both India and Africa. IIT Roorkee will build on its legacy of providing capacity building programs to African countries over the last six decades”.

With this, the quality of postgraduate programs and offered research opportunities to students enrolled in these ACEs shall be enhanced due to research and innovation work proposed to be undertaken between faculty of ACEs and faculty of Indian Academic (seven IITs) and R&D Institutions in priority areas of the ACEs.

After the MoU exchange, a panel discussion is being held which shall include Dr. Mirtra, Scientific Secretary to PSA, Advisor DST, World Bank Representatives, ACE 1 and ACE 2 co-ordinators, Indian National co-ordinator and two Indian Institute co-ordinators.  Along with that, an introduction meeting at IIT Roorkee on 12th and 13th of March where presentations shall be made by ACE’s, each highlighting details on set up, academic programmes being offered, no. of students and teachers, facilities available, research areas being undertaken and collaborations ACE’s were interested in.

Started in 1847, IIT Roorkee is an institute of national importance in imparting higher education in engineering, sciences, management architecture and planning. It has been ranked 3rd among the IITs by the Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings. It was converted to IIT Roorkee in 2011 and it has played a vital role in providing technical manpower to the country.

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