GUWAHATI, Oct 4 - The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for implementing the Prime Minister�s Special Scholarship Scheme for students from Jammu and Kashmir.
The objective of the MoU is to provide exposure to the youths from Jammu and Kashmir to advanced academic culture at the higher learning institutes of the country.
The exchange of agreements was held at the IIT Council meeting recently between Prof TG Sitharam, Director of IIT Guwahati, and Prof Anil D Sahasrabudhe, Chairman of AICTE, in the presence of Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) Ramesh Pokhriyal �Nishank� and Union 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 the institute from May 1 to 30 next year.
Speaking about the benefits of the MoU, Prof Sitharam said, �The IIT Guwahati has always believed in empowering the world beyond its campus and own students. This exchange of agreement will channelise the energy of the talented youths 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.�
The MoU includes academic, education and research collaboration where IIT Guwahati will design a detailed programme with popular science lectures from its distinguished faculty as well as guest faculty from outside the institute.
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 of the IIT Guwahati will also demonstrate model experiments in physics and chemistry along with the respective departments.