GUWAHATI, Sept 24 - The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cotton University for academic and administrative collaboration, in addition to the joint organisation of symposiums and workshops.
The MoU was signed between Prof TG Sitharam, Director of IIT Guwahati, and Prof BC Goswami, Vice Chancellor of Cotton University, recently. The announcement regarding the MoU was made today.
Besides academic and administrative collaboration and joint symposiums and workshops, the MoU will also facilitate the provision of joint guidance and academic counselling for undergraduate and postgraduate students of the University.
As per the MoU signed, IIT Guwahati will support Cotton University in achieving its objective of academic promotion by extending guidance to different departments and centres at Cotton University on various academic matters and identified courses of studies.
Further, IIT Guwahati and Cotton University will jointly submit collaborative projects to different funding agencies for funding.
Summer and winter training and internships will also be organised for students of Cotton University at IIT Guwahati, apart from lectures by eminent visitors and speakers from the Institute.
IIT Guwahati will also offer career counselling and opportunities for higher studies in India and abroad to students of Cotton University.
Speaking about the benefits of the MoU, Prof Sitharam said, �IIT Guwahati is looking forward to expanding its interaction with Cotton University and support its endeavours in achieving higher research and teaching goals by facilitating interactions with various academic departments and centres as part of the mission and vision of the Institute to enhance networking among institutes and universities of the North East region.�
He added that IIT Guwahati is the only academic institute in India that has occupied a place among the top 100 world universities of less than 50 years of age, in world ranking.
�It is one of the most dynamic institutions in India, with one of the most beautiful educational campuses in the country that provides an ideal setting for learning and research. The institute is fully residential for the students, enriched with world-class infrastructure and facilities and is empowered with a young dynamic faculty and staff members,� said Prof Sitharam.
Speaking about the collaboration, Prof Goswami said Cotton University is one of the oldest in the region �that was elevated to the status of a full-fledged university recently and their immediate focus is to enhance their research capabilities by interacting closely with faculty members of IIT Guwahati.�
He added that with its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Cotton University is a leading educational hub in the northeastern region that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate and postgraduate instructions and aims to be the best university of the region.
�Such collaborations are perceived to be beneficial to both the parties in building excellent skills amongst the students in the region and hence will contribute to the development of academic, industrial and social ambiance in the North East,� he said.