NIT Srinagar and IIT Jammu sign MoU to collaborate on academics

ANI | Updated: Jan 24, 2018 17:57 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan.24 (ANI): The National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Srinagar and the Indian Institute of Technology, Jammu, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Wednesday to collaborate in the field of academics and research.

NIT Srinagar Director Professor S.K.Kouland and his counterpart at IIT Jammu Professor M.S. Gaur signed the MoU this evening in the presence of the management of both institutes and office bearers of NIT Srinagar Alumni headed by its Vice President Deepak Bhasin at the IIT Delhi campus here.

Both institutes have agreed to cooperate in academic areas of mutual interest, exchange information on teaching and learning materials , jointly organise seminars, conferences, workshops and engage in research and training programmes sponsored by funding agencies.

The MOU also provides for inviting each other faculty, staff and students to participate in each other's activities and jointly guide research scholars registered for their doctoral and post graduate programmes in achieving their goals.

In addition to this the alumni has arranged with IIT Delhi for using their infrastructure and facilities for its interviews of the NIT Srinagar students.

NIT Srinagar alumni vice president Deepak Bhasin revealed that since October 2017, past students have been visiting the campus and delivering talks on technical and soft skills based on their experience.

He said that the idea is to expose students beyond the curriculum so as to enable them to develop new skills, boost their confidence and prepare them for employment.

In addition, to mentor the students planning to go abroad for further studies and job assignments, the alumni has planned to open its first overseas chapter in the USA by the second quarter of this year.

The above initiative would be instrumental in substantially improve the learning skills of the students and enable them to keep pace with the rapidly changing technology and environment. (ANI)