Roorkee: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for collaboration in the areas of Standardization & Conformity Assessment based on equality and reciprocity.
As per the MoU, both entities will collaborate in the fields of civil, electrical, mechanical, chemical, earthquake engineering, development and management of water resources and Renewable Energy projects, infrastructure development, medical biotechnology & nanotechnology, biomaterials etc.
“We are happy to collaborate with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and contribute to the country’s endeavour to ensure adequate standardization and conformity assessment. We will also explore how students can be made more aware of national and international standards in different engineering disciplines,” said Prof. Ajit K. Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee.
To achieve the objectives of the MoU, both institutes will participate in standardization activity through Technical Committees of the Bureau at national & international level, undertake R&D projects related to standardization and conformity assessment, jointly organize seminars, conferences, workshops symposia or lectures and exchange publications and other literature of common interest related to Standardization and Conformity Assessment among others. The bureau shall extend financial support to establish a Chair in the field of Standardization and Conformity Assessment at IITR
“IIT Roorkee is an institution par excellence and its expertise in technology and research is well-known across the globe. As the National Standards Body, we are excited to partner in their journey to move a step ahead so as to benefit national standardization. We are also eager to join hands in promoting standards and their integration with curriculum”, said Shri Pramod Kumar Tiwari, Director General, BIS.
As per the MoU, the ownership of intellectual property such as confidential information, know-how, patents, shall be vested with the entity responsible for its development. Both parties will be entitled to joint ownership in case the property is developed jointly.
The MoU shall be amended at a later date for costs and revenue sharing in respect of filing, prosecution, marketing and commercialization of such jointly owned Intellectual Property.