IIT Roorkee partners with five institutes on academics and research

IIT Roorkee partnered with Graphic Era (Deemed University), Swami Rama Himalayan University, NIET, NIT Uttarakhand, College of Engineering Roorkee.

IIT Roorkee partners with five institutes on academics and research IIT Roorkee signs agreement with 5 institutes (Source: Official Press Release)
Vagisha Kaushik | May 27, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee Professor Ajit K Chaturvedi called on all Higher Education Institutes (HEIs), in Uttarakhand and the institutes within 200 km radius of Roorkee in the neighboring states, to join hands for knowledge creation and collaboration in Research, Innovation and Development (R&D). The event was hosted by IIT Roorkee at Senate Hall today where the Heads of Partnering Institutes and IIT Roorkee officials were present. Additionally, the event was graced by the online presence of the Chairman of All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) and the Chairman BOG, IIT Roorkee.

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An agreement was signed before the event to establish the initial framework for cooperation between IIT Roorkee and five selected academic institutions, Graphic Era (Deemed to be University), Dehradun; Swami Rama Himalayan University, Jolly Grant, Dehradun; Noida Institute of Engineering & Technology, Gr. Noida; National Institute of Technology, Uttarakhand; College of Engineering, Roorkee. The agreement was displayed by the Heads of the Institutes during the event.

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The scope of the partnership is to promote Academic and Research cooperation and the Development as outlined in IIT Roorkee 175 partnerships initiative, such as research collaboration, joint guidance of Phd students, PhD fellowships to faculty members, faculty visit to IIT Roorkee from partnering institutes, provision of research scholar visit, allow for joint proposals of funding to enable setting up research capability at the partner institutes, etc.

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AICTE chairman highlighted, "IIT Roorkee has had a rich history of producing prodigies and this partnership will further facilitate in catalyzing better research and innovation and blossoming of start-ups. Additionally, this initiative is an opportunity for the partner institutes to compare and contrast with IIT Roorkee thereby uplifting themselves and bring them at par with IITs."

While extending his gratitude to all the partner institutes, IIT Roorkee director highlighted, "IIT Roorkee will continue on the path of its tradition and legacy to scale bigger heights and this is possible by way of creating the right partnership. We believe that all the institutes will bring their unique experience into this partnership which will focus on three academic areas for building a sustainable relationship. However, in terms of innovation and incubation it shall be all encompassing."

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