Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to provide internships to J&K students. This collaboration will facilitate the institute in implementing the Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme for the students of Jammu and Kashmir.
The objective of the scheme is to provide exposure to the youth from Jammu and Kashmir to advanced academic culture at the higher learning institutes of the country.
The MoU was signed on September 27, 2019 and the exchange of agreements was held at the IIT Council meeting between Prof. T. G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati and Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE. Union Minster for Human Resource Development, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and Minister of State for HRD, Mr. Sanjay Dhotre were also present on the occasion.
An MoU has been signed between @IITGuwahati and @AICTE_INDIA on 27th September, 2019 in the presence of Union HRD Minister, Shri @DrRPNishank and MoS, Shri @SanjayDhotreMP to train 100 J&K students for various research internship programs at @IITGuwahati from May 2020. pic.twitter.com/Pev4c4IFvE
— Ministry of HRD (@HRDMinistry) September 28, 2019
Under the MoU, IIT Guwahati will enroll 100 meritorious students from Jammu and Kashmir in batches of 25, for internship at IIT Guwahati from May 1, 2020 to May 30, 2020.
“IIT Guwahati has always believed in empowering the world beyond its campus and own students. This exchange of agreement will channelize the energy of the talented youth from Jammu and Kashmir by providing them exposure to cutting edge laboratory. Apart from knowledge sharing and exchange, several co-curricular activities will also be organised for these meritorious students,” said Prof. T. G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, while reflecting the benefits of the MoU.
As per the information, the MoU includes academic, education and research collaboration. Under this IIT Guwahati will be responsible for designing a detailed programme with popular science lectures from distinguished IIT Guwahati faculty as well as guest faculty from outside IIT Guwahati.
The nature of the internship will primarily be research based. It will be conducted under various professors at the university. Besides, the Centre of Educational Technology will also demonstrate model experiments in Physics and Chemistry along with the respective departments.