The IIT Gandhinagar and NIT Sikkim have entered into an MoU to facilitate student exchange, academic cooperation, and research collaboration among faculty members.
As a part of this agreement, every year two meritorious students of the National Institute of Sikkim (NIT Sikkim) would get an opportunity to be part of the Summer Research Internship Programme (SRIP) at Indian Institute of Gandhinagar (IIT Gandhinagar).
IIT Gandhinagar will also provide a stipend to these students upon successful completion of the programme.
Two BTech students of NIT Sikkim per year would get a chance to study a semester at the IIT Gandhinagar under the non-degree programme, according to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
“The credits earned during their semester at IIT Gandhinagar shall be transferred to NIT Sikkim,” said a statement issued by IIT Gandhinagar.
Besides, the MoU would also enable up to two final year BTech students of NIT Sikkim to be considered for admission in the Start Early PhD programme of IIT Gandhinagar.
Once selected, the students will have the option to join the programme early in their 7th or 8th semester under the non-degree programme.
Moreover, IIT Gandhinagar will also provide an opportunity to two NIT Sikkim faculty members per year to spend time at IIT Gandhinagar for research and academic collaboration with IIT Gandhinagar faculty members.
Both institutes can also further decide other opportunities of engagement to support faculty, students, and research.
Sharing his thoughts, Prof Sudhir K Jain, Director, IIT Gandhinagar, said, “IIT-GN has always believed in effective collaborations with other academic institutions. It will make a huge impact on the mission of the two institutes.”
“I am sure our partnership with NIT Sikkim will significantly benefit faculty and students of both the institutes,” Prof Jain said.
Prof Mahesh Chandra Govil, Director, NIT Sikkim, said, “We are delighted to have this association with IIT-GN that would greatly benefit our students and faculty and boost their academic and research pursuits.”
“I hope that we will be able to forge a sustainable and successful partnership, which will serve as a template for other institutions to follow,” Prof Govil added.