A team of students and faculty members from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT-KGP) is likely to visit Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
The year-old programme was a joint practicum with the School of Architecture and Planning, IIT-KGP and MIT. Practicum is a course in which theory is put into practice in a practical training or research session, reported NDTV.
Team members of IIT-KGP and MIT had worked jointly in Shantiniketan as a test field “for the course which aimed at creating awareness on current issues of urban and regional planning among students,” said Prof Haimanti Banerji of IIT-KGP’s Department of Architecture.
The IIT-KGP team included 12 students from undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses along with two faculty members and the team from MIT comprises 15 students and two faculty members.
“This is a unique platform to combine the strength of IIT-KGP and MIT and give students exposure to a cross-cultural and cross-dimensional scenario for understanding the urban dynamism and challenges faced by planners from a regional perspective,” Head of the Department of Architecture and Regional Planning, Prof. Subrata Chattopadhyay said.
“We are very excited that students from MIT will be hosting the IIT students as their house guests,” Banerji said.