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IIT-Guwahati, IIT-BHU to offer joint doctoral programmes

IIT-BHU is considering starting a Joint MTech programme on similar lines to provide multi-institutional and multidisciplinary MTech programs. IIT-Guwahati has also agreed to be part of this initiative.

iit guwahati, iit bhu, iit varanasi, iit joint degree, iit courses, best iit course, education newsThe new course will be available from July 2021. ( Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh/Representational)

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Guwahati and BHU, Varanasi will soon offer joint doctoral programmes. The two institutes have signed a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on November 27 in this regard. Under this MoU, IIT-Guwahati, and IIT (BHU), Varanasi will start a joint doctoral programme in July 2021. The institutes claim that it is the first time in the country that two IITs have come together to offer a joint degree programme.

IIT-BHU is considering starting a Joint MTech programme on similar lines to provide multi-institutional and multidisciplinary MTech programmes. IIT-Guwahati has also agreed to be part of this initiative.

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The idea of a joint PhD programme was originally proposed by Prof TG Sitharam in 53rd IIT Council Meeting held in 2019. The vision behind this is to build a “network of excellence” of all IITs rather than each one striving to become a “tower of excellence”, a statement from the institutes claim. The IIT council accepted the proposal to start a joint degree programmes. Through this academic collaboration, both the institutes are expecting “a significant boost in high-quality research and foundation for further academic collaborations”.

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“Such educational reforms and academic collaborations between premier educational institutes will promote multidisciplinary academic programs and research for encouraging and promoting a knowledge-based economy of the country,” a joint statement read.

First published on: 27-11-2020 at 03:20:06 pm
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