Amid row over Assam-Mizoram border, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati has decided to collaborate with Mizoram University for jointly developing teaching programmes.
The IIT Guwahati will also cooperate in education and R&D activities besides promoting the exchange of students.
An MoU towards this collaboration was signed by Prof. TG Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati and Prof. K.R.S. Sambasiva Rao, Vice-Chancellor of Mizoram University on Monday.
The signing ceremony was witnessed by Prof. AS Achalkumar, Dean (Outreach Education Programme), IIT Guwahati and Dr. N. Mohondas Singh, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Mizoram University.
Highlighting the unique aspects of this collaboration, Prof. T. G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati said, “This is a memorable day for both the institutions to advance the research and academic collaborations and to emerge as winners which will serve the larger cause of the North-east India”.
“IIT Guwahati and Mizoram University will encourage contact and cooperation between their faculty members, departments and research facilities,” IIT Guwahati said in a statement.
“The institutions will pursue cooperation through visits of faculty members to deliver lectures, conduct seminars, discussions, research and supervise student studies,” the statement said.
Students will be encouraged to attend courses offered by the partner institutions and collaborate in research projects.
Prof. K.R.S. Sambasiva Rao, Vice-Chancellor, Mizoram University, said, “Signing this MoU is an important step in advancing the relationship for both institutes and providing a valuable opportunity for the students of Mizoram University and facilitating the cooperation in teaching and research areas of mutual interest.”
“It will help the students further to get exposure in advanced instrumentation and facilities available at IITG and will be having good scope and opportunities for fulfilling their academic zeal,” Rao said.