Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur signed a MoU(Memorandum of Understanding) with the University of Edinburgh on shared academic collaboration in promoting teaching, education curriculum, research and service to the community. Prof. Neil Robertson, Dean International Partnerships, College of Science and Engineering, University of Edinburgh signed the MoU in the presence of his counterpart Prof.JayantaMukhopadhyay, Dean Outreach & Alumni Affairs, IIT Kharagpur. The two renowned institutions earlier conducted many activities like faculty visits and joint workshops. The current MoU will not only increase these activities manifolds but also engender new activities in research and academics. The duration of the MoU is for five years.
Prof.JayantaMukhopadhyay, Dean Outreach & Alumni Afffairs, IIT Kharagpur remarked, “This collaboration would orchestrate academic curriculum between both the universities in creating synergy with several academic and research facilities for the students as well as the faculties of the respective universities. Being the oldest IIT in the country, the internationalization of education curriculum to meet the global standards of academicians, technicians and professionals is the priority.”
Prof.Goutam Chakraborty, Associate Dean, International Relations stated,“With this association we need to expand our horizons into globalization of Indian education. The adoption of universal and inclusive academic ecosystem will enhance our ideation to approach future technological pursuits.”