Rupnagar: In its effort to further strengthen its position as a leading institute in science & technology education, knowledge creation and innovation, The Indian Institute of Technology Ropar is embarking on its 2nd overseas tour for off-shore recruitments and research collaborations, later this month. A delegation from the institute will visit Australia and Singapore between 23rd April, 2017 – 4th May, 2017.
The team headed by Prof. Sarit K Das, Director, IIT Ropar will include key internal and external members like Prof. Manohar Lal Munjal of IISc, Bengaluru; Senior Senator of IIT Ropar, Prof. Deepak Kashyap; Dr. Harpreet Singh, Associate-Dean (International Affairs), IIT Ropar and Dr. Rohit Y. Sharma, Associate Professor, IIT Ropar.
Speaking about the trip, Prof. Sarit K Das, Director, IIT Ropar said, “After a successful overseas tour last year, we expect this tour to be equally fruitful. The purpose of these visits is three-fold. To attract meritorious faculty, to reach out to the Indian diaspora seeking support for the growth of IIT Ropar and to forge research collaboration with reputed universities. The success of such trips will not only help us in enhancing the quality of academics at the institute, but also make it renowned internationally.”
The trip will be divided into 3-phases. The 1st Phase of the tour will be focussed on off-shore recruitment of faculty. The 2nd Phase will focus on research collaboration with 4 Universities in Australia, namely Macquarie University Sydney, Australian National University, Canberra, Swinburne University, Melbourne, University of New South Wales, Sydney and 2 Universities – National University of Singapore and Nangyang Technological University – from Singapore. The 3rd and final phase of the trip will focus on interactions with Non-Resident Indians (NRI) and will look at collaborating with academicians and scientists to extend their expertise for strengthening technical education and research in the institute therefore enhancing the visibility of IIT Ropar at an International level.
Overall, the tour will look at building strong international research collaborations and relationships with the Indian diaspora and also aim to bring back some of the best talent overseas as faculty at the institute.