GUWAHATI: Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IITG), along with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has implemented the Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme for Jammu and Kashmir students. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed to this effect to pave the way for providing exposure to the youth from Jammu and Kashmir to advanced academic culture at the higher learning institutes of the country.
IITG has signed the MoU with AICTE recently for extending internships to the students from Jammu and Kashmir. The exchange of agreements was held at the IIT council meeting between professor TG Sitharam, director of IITG and professor Anil D Sahasrabudhe, chairman of AICTE, in the presence of union minster for human resource development (HRD), Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and minister of state for HRD, Sanjay Dhotre.
As per the MoU signed, IIT Guwahati will enrol 100 meritorious students from Jammu and Kashmir in batches of 25, for internship at IIT Guwahati from May 1 to May 30 next year.
“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 organized for these meritorious students,” said IITG director, Sitharam, while underlining the benefits of the MoU.
The MoU includes academic, education and research collaboration where IITG will design a detailed programme with popular science lectures from its distinguished faculty members as well as guest faculty from outside IITG.
“The internships will be primarily in the field of research and will be done under various professors at the institute. The Centre of Educational Technology will also demonstrate model experiments in physics and chemistry along with the respective departments,” said a spokesperson of the institute.
IITG retained the seventh position among the best engineering institutions of the country in the ‘India Rankings 2019’ declared by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of the union ministry of HRD. The premier technology institute has been also ranked second in the ‘Swachhata Ranking’ conducted by the Centre.
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