IIT Guwahati and NESAC forge ties to develop NorthEast India



Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati is all set to offer internship programmes, joint degree programmes, short-term training programmes, student exchange programmes and joint projects, in collaboration with the North Eastern Space Application Centre (NESAC). 

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the two premier institutions on June 28, 2021, aiming for the development of the northeastern region and creating skilled professionals in the field.

It may be mentioned, a multidisciplinary approach would be adopted to Northeast India (NE) which is prone to disasters like floods, earthquakes, landslides and riverbank erosion which stand as an obstacle to the growth of the region.

“The opportunity is limitless for these two institutes to work together and achieving new heights in research, innovation and capacity development for Northeast Region,” said Professor TG Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati.

“Joint Certificate programs, visiting Professorship for teaching few suitable courses along with IIT-G faculty are few of the initiatives that both institutes could take forward,” he added.

Dr PLN Raju, Director, North Eastern Space Application Centre (NESAC) further elaborated on this partnership and said that the signing of this agreement with IIT Guwahati and specifically with CDMR (Centre for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction) at IIT-G focusing on training and education and Research will further enhance NESAC in strengthening capacity building, training and research in this region.

(Edited by Aparmita Das)

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