IIT Mandi partners with leading International Universities under MHRD SPARC scheme

IIT Mandi partners with leading International Universities under MHRD SPARC scheme
Abhay Anand | Mar 11, 2019 - 6:42 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, MARCH 11: In a major recognition of the Research and Development underway at the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, seven of its projects have been chosen under a Central Government initiative aimed at boosting collaborations with international universities.

As many as seven research proposals from the institute have been accepted by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), under ‘Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration’ (SPARC). These seven faculty-led, research projects are in areas such as ‘Energy and Water Sustainability’, ‘Advanced Sensors, Electronics and Communication’, ‘Infectious Diseases and Clinical Research’, ‘Humanities and Social Sciences’, ‘Nano, Biotechnology and Applications’, ‘Advanced Functional and Meta Materials’ and ‘Basic Sciences’.

The SPARC grants will help IIT Mandi to collaborate with international universities located in U.S., France, Germany, UK and Taiwan (Republic of China), world-class faculties and researchers from across the globe to undertake joint research work and to offer short term courses to the students.

Speaking about this recognition, Dr. Prem Felix Siril, Dean (Sponsored Research and Industrial Consultancy), IIT Mandi, said, “These projects will boost our efforts to establish partnerships with leading Universities across the globe. Additionally, IIT Mandi is contributing to the SPARC scheme as the nodal Institution for developing collaborations with academic Institutions in Germany.”

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