Press Trust of India|Oct 17, 2021
IIT Guwahati, AICTE to provide financial support to north-eastern technical institutions
IIT Guwahati and AICTE extended collaboration to solve water and energy problems and provide digital connectivity infrastructure for these institutions.
NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) extended the collaboration for two years under the AICTE-GAINER scheme to provide financial assistance to north-eastern technical institutions
Under the AICTE-GAINER (Grant for Augmenting Infrastructure in North East Region) scheme, financial support is given to help solve water and energy problems with wider coverage of needy institutions and to provide digital connectivity infrastructure.
Highlighting the unique points of the collaboration, TG Sitharam, director, IIT Guwahati, said, “Both AICTE and IIT Guwahati have an interest in promoting research, development and quality improvement in the North-East region of the country. IIT Guwahati holds a large reservoir of expertise and technologies in multiple domains that can benefit the society immensely.”
“A coordinated effort between IIT Guwahati and AICTE will enhance the functional efficiency of the technical institutes located in the far-flung areas of North-East region, which will improve the quality of education and capacity building at grass-root level and change the lives of common people of North-East region,” Sitharam further added.
The official statement said: “The new MoU also includes IIT Guwahati extending support for facilitating necessary training on technical proposal writing under MODROBS, RPS, and internet schemes of AICTE for North-Eastern technical institutions.”
Elaborating on the objectives of this partnership, Anil D Sahasrabudhe, AICTE chairman informed, “The objectives of this MoU is also to mentor AICTE approved technical institutions under the mentorship of IIT Guwahati to develop projects for funding in critical areas like solar energy, water problem and internet connectivity. This MoU will enable a sustained institutional framework for collaboration between AICTE and IIT Guwahati.”
AICTE, IIT Guwahati signed an agreement to implement the AICTE-GAINER scheme to help needy institutions and provide mentorship under MODROBS and RPS schemes.
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