IIT Guwahati and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-North East Institute of Science and Technology (CSIR-NEIST) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the dissemination of science in the northeastern region.

The institutes will jointly conduct advanced research in different areas pertaining to disaster management and water resources.

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The MoU signed on Tuesday will enable IIT-Guwahati and Jorhat based CSIR-NEIST to collaboratively work on jointly offered training programs.

G. Sitharam, director of IIT Guwahati said the institute will jointly organise training programmes for the teachers from the Northeast to promote the dissemination of science through online courses and interaction from the next academic year.

Narahari Sastry, director of CSIR-NEIST expressed his keen interest in offering a course on the application of machine learning in science.

Both the premier institutes will work on joint research projects in the areas of bioresources and chemistry, Sastry said.


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