IITG to collaborate with university in Coimbatore on academic, research programmes

IIT Guwahati has signed agreement with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (AVV) in a first public-private partnership.

IITG to collaborate with university in Coimbatore on academic, research programmes IIT Guwahati (Source: Official Website)
Press Trust of India | Aug 30, 2021 - 6:21 p.m. IST
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GUWAHATI: Indian Institute of Guwahati (IIT-G) on Monday said it has signed a memorandum of understanding with a private, deemed university based in Coimbatore to help enrich academic programmes and promote an exchange of students between the two institutions.

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The MoU was signed by Prof G Sitharam, Director, IIT-G, and Dr Venkata Rangan, Vice-Chancellor of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (AVV) in this regard recently, an official release said.

Highlighting the different aspects of this partnership, Prof Sitharam, said, “With the emergence of many new interdisciplinary research and academic centres equipped with state-of-the-art equipment at IIT-Guwahati, the institute is destined to serve the country with extra vigour. “This mutual collaboration will help both the institutes scale new heights in research and academics.”

IIT-G and AVV will encourage cooperation between their faculty members, departments, and research centres, including visits of faculty members to deliver lectures, conduct seminars, discussions, research and supervise student studies, the release said.

The AVV vice-chancellor said, “This is a historical moment for both the institutions, which strive for excellence in teaching and research, to come together in a perfect Public-Private Partnership”.

IIT-G, founded in 1994, is well-equipped with world-class infrastructure and a global research ranking of 41. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, which was declared as “Deemed to be University” by the UGC in 2003, is ranked fourth by National Institutional Ranking Framework, Government of India, in the university category and has been awarded the IoE (Institution of Eminence) status by UGC in 2019.

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