IIT Gandhinagar and NIT Hamirpur ink a pact for student exchange and research collaboration
The MoU would allow selected meritorious students of NITH to be part of the IITGN-SRIP, study a semester at IITGN, and apply for the Start Early PhD Programme at IITGN It would also facilitate academic and research collaboration between IITGN and NITH faculty members
Gandhinagar: Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) and the National Institute of Technology Hamirpur (NITH) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (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 NITH would get an opportunity to be part of the Summer Research Internship Programme (SRIP) at IITGN. They will also get a stipend from IITGN upon successful completion of the programme. Two BTech students of NITH per year would get a chance to study a semester at the IITGN under the non-degree programme. The credits earned during their semester at IITGN shall be transferred to NITH.
The MoU would also enable up to two final year BTech students of NITH to be considered for admission in the Start Early PhD programme of IITGN. Once selected, the students will have the option to join the programme early in their 7th or 8th semester under the non-degree programme. Furthermore, IITGN shall also provide an opportunity to two NITH faculty members per year to spend time at IITGN for research and academic collaboration with IITGN 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, IITGN, said, “IITGN’s inclusive approach leads us towards effective collaborations with other academic institutions. We are happy to welcome NIT Hamirpur and its students and faculty to the larger IITGN family. I am sure that this partnership will significantly benefit academic and research pursuits of both the institutes.”
Prof Lalit Kumar Awasthi, Director, NIT Hamirpur, said, “It is a matter of great joy to be associated with IIT Gandhinagar. This MoU would offer new academic and research opportunities for the meritorious and talented students and faculty of NIT Hamirpur. We look forward to nurturing a sustainable and successful partnership to open up new vistas.”