IIT Roorkee Signs MOU withCSIR-CRRI, New Delhi to Create and Promote Quality Manpower in the Road and Transportation Sector

Roorkee: IIT Roorkee signed an MOU withCSIR-Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), New Delhi 110025,to form a nucleus for promoting excellent quality manpower in the fields of engineering, technology and science with special emphasis on transportation engineering, traffic engineering, transportation planning, pavement design and performance evaluation, bridge engineering, geotechnical engineering, environment, road safety and related fields in the road and transportation sector. The MOU emphasizes collaboration between CSIR-CRRI and IIT-Roorkee for enhancing the availability of highly qualified manpower in the sectorwithin the country. Prof. Ajit K Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee, and Prof. Satish Chandra,Director, CSIR-CRRI, New Delhi, were signatories to the agreement. Prof Manish Shrikhande, Dean SRIC; Prof. Sanjay Ghosh, HOD, Civil Engineering; and Prof Indrajit Ghosh, Group Coordinator, Transportation Engineering, were present at the signing.


According to the MOU, Both CSIR-CRRI and IIT-Roorkee shall encourage interaction between scientists, research fellows, faculty members and students of both organizations through various arrangements. Other areas mentioned in the MOU include sharing of facilities between the two institutions and coordination of the programme including financial arrangements, among others.


Prof. Satish Chandra, Director, CSIR-CRRI, New Delhi,and signatory to the agreement, said on the occasion, “CSIR-CRRI is renowned for its capabilities in research and development activities and carrying out consultancy assignments including dissemination of knowledge through training in the areas of roads and bridges, traffic and transportation, ground improvement and geotechnical engineering, rural roads, pavement design, pavement performance and its evaluation, instrumentation, environment and road safety. We are confident that with IIT Roorkee’s expertise in scientific and technological knowledge and professional experience in science and technology, the collaboration between the two institutions would produce excellent quality manpower in the road and transportation sector”.


“Recognizing the need for collaboration in the fields related to road and transportation sectors, IIT Roorkee and CRRI shall jointly work towards the fulfilment of the objectives of the MOU. Sharing of expertise and resources is a key feature of this mutually beneficial partnership. Joint supervision of students’ projects/theses would greatly benefit the nature and quality of the work and also enhance the exposure of students in this important area.The two Institutions also hope to co-organise high impact events in the area of transportation,”Director, IIT Roorkee, Ajit K Chaturvedi,said after the MOU signing.

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