IIT Guwahati, Oil India Ltd to tie up to develop new technologies for energy, allied sectors

The collaboration will focus on transfer of existing technologies, knowledge upgradation, innovation partnership, training, and skill development.

IIT Guwahati (Source: Official Website)IIT Guwahati (Source: Official Website)

Vagisha Kaushik | November 12, 2021 | 10:04 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati is going to partner with Oil India Ltd for developing and introducing new technologies in energy, and related sectors. The partnership will also focus on cooperation in Transfer of existing technologies, Knowledge up-gradation and innovation partnership, Training and skill development, and other areas of mutual agreement.

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T G Sitharam, director of IIT Guwahati and Sasanka Pratim Deka, executive director of Oil India Limited signed an agreement on November 11. They will work together to catalyse innovation and growth in technology.

“Collaboration between industry and academia is mutually beneficial. It provides the industry work-ready talent with specialized knowledge and practical training and academia benefits by having opportunities to work on relevant technologies and challenging problems,” IIT Guwahati said in an official statement.

Outlining the benefits and future prospective of the agreement, Sitharam said: “This MoU will facilitate a new path for exploring various opportunities in applied and translational research for the sustainable energy sector with OIL. IIT Guwahati is among the few top institutions in India that are dedicated to develop state-of-the-art technologies and skilled manpower in the field of petroleum and its allied industries.”

Sasanka Pratim Deka, Executive Director, Oil India Limited, said, “Oil India Limited firmly believes that the MoU shall facilitate a quantum jump in the efficiency in the process, thereby contributing to profitability. This is just the beginning and Oil India Limited looks forward to a bright future by collaborating with IIT Guwahati.”

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SK Kakoty, Deputy Director, IIT Guwahati, Vimal Katiyar, Dean, R&D, IIT Guwahati, SS Bag, Associate Dean, R&D, IIT Guwahati, G Krishnamoorthy, Dean, II&SI, IIT Guwahati, P Muthukumar, Associate Dean, II&SI, IIT Guwahati, PK Iyer, Dean, PRBR, IIT Guwahati and RK Bhattacharya, Dean RGF, IIT Guwahati were also present in the ceremony.

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