IIT Roorkee and IIT (BHU) join hands to launch a new department of architecture and planning

Team Careers | 13th Jun, 2019 - 6:27 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, JUNE 13: IIT Roorkee and IIT (BHU) signed an MoU for mentoring, academic support and guidance of the new Department of Architecture and Planning at IIT (BHU), Varanasi. The Institutes will undertake activities which include exchange of scientific & technical information, collaborative research activities, faculty & staff visits, joint supervision of Post Graduate (including Ph.D) students, joint organisation of seminars & conferences and sharing the databank of information through their libraries.

This development will in particular help introduce efficient solutions for the city of Varanasi and the Purvanchal area. This may be scalable and adaptable to other similar geographies, in India and abroad.

“We hope that this MoU shall bring two of the oldest institutions of the country closer. As someone who has worked in both these great institutions earlier, it is indeed a momentous occasion for me personally" said Prof. Ajit K Chaturvedi, Director IIT Roorkee.

Prof. PK Jain, Director IIT BHU said “This signing ceremony is very special occasion for me and it’s a great honour for me to sign this MoU between two great institutions of this country. IIT Roorkee has a privilege of having the oldest Department of Architecture & Planning among IITs and IIT BHU starting Department of Architecture & Planning with the help of IIT Roorkee from coming academic session in its centenary year as respect to its founder Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya Ji to realise his dream of conservation of ancient Indian Heritage & Culture through education.

He further added “I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all whose dedication and efforts have contributed to achieve this milestone”.

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