Guwahati: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cotton University on 19th September 2019. The exchange of agreements was held at the IIT Guwahati campus between Prof. T. G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati and Prof. B. C. Goswami, Vice Chancellor, Cotton University.
The MoU includes academic and administrative collaboration, in addition to the join organization of symposiums and workshops. The MoU will also facilitate the provision of joint guidance and academic counselling for Undergraduate and Post Graduate students of Cotton University.
As per the MoU signed, IIT Guwahati will support Cotton University in achieving its objective of academic promotion by extending guidance to different departments and centers at Cotton University on various academic matters and identified courses of studies. Further, IIT Guwahati and Cotton University will jointly submit collaborative projects for funding to different funding agencies. Summer and winter training/internships will also be organized for students of Cotton University at IIT Guwahati, apart from lectures by eminent visitors and speakers from IIT Guwahati. IIT Guwahati will also offer career counselling and opportunities for higher studies in India and abroad to students of Cotton University.
Reflecting on the benefits of the MoU, Prof. T. G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, said, “IIT Guwahati is looking forward to expand its interaction with Cotton University and support its endeavours in achieving higher research and teaching goals by facilitating interactions with various academic departments and centers as part of the mission and vision of the institute to enhance networking among institutes and universities of north east region”.
IIT Guwahati is the only academic institute in India that has occupied a place among the top 100 world universities of less than 50 years of age, in world ranking. It is one of the most dynamic institutions in India, with one of the most beautiful educational campuses in the country that provides an ideal setting for learning and research. The institute is fully residential for the students, enriched with world-class infrastructure and facilities and is empowered with a young dynamic faculty and staff members.
Speaking about the collaboration, Prof. B. C. Goswami, Vice Chancellor, Cotton University, said, “that his University is one of the oldest in the region, that was elevated to the status of full-fledged University recently and their immediate focus is to enhance their research capabilities by interacting closely with faculty members of IIT Guwahati”.
Cotton University, which was elevated from College to University in 2017, is the oldest institution of higher learning in North-East India which had been established in the year 1901. It offers a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation in a way so as to make a difference in the region and as a country on a whole. With its talented and motivated student-body and accomplished faculty, Cotton University is a leading educational hub in the North Eastern region that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate and post-graduate instructions, and aims to be the best University of the region.
Such collaborations are perceived to be beneficial to both the parties in building up excellent skills amongst the students in the region and hence will contribute to the development of academic, industrial and social ambiance in the North East.