IIT Guwahati has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Kerala-based Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala. The agreement includes academic and research collaboration in areas of mutual interest, exchange of students and faculty members. The MoU lays down guidelines for faculty and student exchange between the two institutions.
The Indian Naval Academy which offers B Tech degrees to its cadet-officers can send their students to IIT Guwahati for a full semester under the student exchange programme. They can also opt for internships under the guidance of IIT faculty members to hone their practical skills.
Gautam Biswas IIT Guwahati Director said, “We are proud to be associated with INA Ezhimala, the only academy of its kind in the country,” Reported TOI.
“This collaboration will give the students of IIT access to high-end machinery and equipment and help them learn about the practical challenges faced by the navy. Students of IIT Guwahati will benefit by learning about the rich culture, heritage and glorious history of the armed forces,” said an IIT Guwahati official.
The pact will also allow students of INA Ezhimala to learn about the culture and ethnicity of different communities of northeast India, while IIT students can learn about the culture of the naval forces.