The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur has inked agreements with three universities in Israel for student exchanges, faculty visits and research collaborations in aerospace, agriculture and computer science, a statement said on Friday.
IIT-Kharagpur director PP Chakrabarti led the academic delegation from India during President Pranab Mukherjee's recent visit to the country when <g data-gr-id="48">memorandum</g> of understanding (MOUs) were signed with the Ben-Gurion University (BGU), Hebrew University and University of Haifa.
These Israeli universities are traditionally strong in the areas of computer science, aerospace, agriculture and food engineering, which are in synergy with the areas of academics and research at IIT Kgp, said Chakrabarti in the statement.
“We are planning some unique student exchanges, faculty visits and research workshops and projects,” he said.
The current scope of cooperation with these universities <g data-gr-id="24">range</g> from exchange programmes for faculty, students and scholars, joint research and exchange of research materials, joint
academic activities — teaching and supervision of students, joint conferences, workshops, <g data-gr-id="23">participation</g> of students in study-abroad programmes.
IIT-Kharagpur already has a tie-up with <g data-gr-id="16">Technion Israel</g> Institute of Technology which is the oldest university in Israel.