Joint researches by IIT Kgp, University of Manchester
Kolkata: IIT Kharagpur and University of Manchester recently held a series of discussions in scientific, technical, and other areas to undertake joint research or technology projects and international academic programmes. A team of eight professors and administrators of UoM, led by their Associate Vice-President Prof Stephen Flint, visited IIT Kharagpur over the weekend during their maiden India trip this year.
The two educational institutions which signed an MoU last summer, would work towards developing a course for working professionals in the domain of Health Informatics. Opportunities for international Masters and PhD programs have also been actively discussed. It is to be noted here that one year Master's programme offered by some foreign universities are not recognised as regular Master's programmes in India.
Prof Siddhartha Mukhopadhyay, Dean of Alumni Affairs and International Relations at IIT Kharagpur, felt that enhanced exchanges between IIT Kharagpur and UoM would not only help develop research programmes with global impact but would also lead to world-class training programmes for students in and out of universities. Joint research projects are being considered in Biomedical Informatics, Advanced Materials, Smart Textiles and Earth-Environment-Water Sciences which will be one of its kinds in India. Such research can be supported through various research fundings such as Newton Bhabha Fund, Global Challenges Research Fund etc.
Prof Abhijit Mukherjee, the faculty coordinator of this MoU at IIT Kharagpur said that these institutional bondings can really develop a milestone between UK-India academic collaborations.