Amrita Signs MoU with IIT Guwahati for Academic and Research Collaborations
September 7, 2021 - 11:00
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (AVV) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Indian Institute of Technology – Guwahati (IIT Guwahati), to enhance academic and research programs. The MoU was signed by Prof. G. Sitharam – Director of IIT-Guwahati and Dr. Venkat Rangan, Vice-Chancellor of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. This collaboration aims to build academic and research partnerships in terms of both student and faculty exchange programs.
Prof G. Sitharam – Director of IIT-Guwahati said, “AVV has many similarities in terms of vast and beautiful campus along with a team of a highly dedicated team of faculty and students. With the emergence of many new interdisciplinary research and academic centers 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.”
Dr. Venkat Rangan, Vice-Chancellor of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham 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.”
The key objectives of the collaboration include administrative and faculty support to mutually benefit both the institutions, guidance in infrastructure development, visiting students and faculty engagement, joint short-term programs and workshops, and internship programs for Amrita students at IIT Guwahati. The scope also includes enabling Amrita students and faculty to pursue their Masters and Doctoral programs at IIT Guwahati on a full-time basis and cooperation from IIT Guwahati for the development of new areas of research and development at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Faculty members shall jointly develop teaching programs and participate in various exchange programs to deliver lectures, conduct seminars, and participate in various academic discussions and research activities.