IIT Kharagpur Delegation to Meet US Researchers to Boost Learning


Two MoUs will be signed with University of Massachusetts and Houston university for research and technical collaboration

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur delegation is visiting the US to meet researchers as a part of the international outreach programme.
Director P P Chakrabarti, head of the delegation told that they are keen to engage with doctoral and post-doctoral fellows in the US to the discuss academic career options at the Institute.

Delegation will hold meetings with researchers

The team members will meet the researchers in various academic positions who are looking for a career in one of the best higher education in India. The delegation visited Washington DC on September 8, 2018. As per the schedule, it will reach Boston on September 11, Miami on September 12, Houston on September 13, and Bay Area, California on September 16.

Mr Chakrabarti will hold meetings on academic and research collaboration with the administration of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU). He will also meet the administration of George Washington University Law School with which IIT Kharagpur already has had a technical collaboration agreement. Along with this, he will meet the president of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, chancellors of UC San Diego and the University of Houston.

Goals of IIT Kharagpur

To provide broad-based education, helping students hone their professional skills and acquire the best-in-class capabilities in their respective disciplines. The institute aims to draw the best expertise in science, technology, management and law so as to equip students with the skills to visualise, synthesise, and execute projects in these fields.

It wants to cultivate the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation in its students. The institute also plans to undertake sponsored research and provide consultancy services in industrial, educational and socially relevant areas. Moreover, it is trying hard to enhance its human resource in teaching, learning and research by providing a research and academic ambience to young talents.