IIT Gandhinagar and NIT Sikkim ink MoU for student exchange and research collaboration

The MoU would allow selected meritorious students of NITS 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 NITS faculty members


Gandhinagar: Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) and the National Institute of Technology Sikkim (NITS) have entered into 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 NITS would get an opportunity to be part of the Summer Research Internship Programme (SRIP) at IITGN. IITGN shall also provide a stipend to these students upon successful completion of the programme. Two BTech students of NITS 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 NITS.


Not only this, the MoU would also enable up to two final year BTech students of NITS 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. Moreover, IITGN shall also provide an opportunity to two NITS 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 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 Mahesh Chandra Govil, Director, NIT Sikkim, said, “We are delighted to have this association with IITGN 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.”