IIT Kharagpur Signs MoU With Carleton University to Support Research


Joining hands of IIT-KGP and Carleton University will also explore the possibilities of collaborative masters programmes

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Carleton University of Canada to enhance research collaboration, capacity building and other forms of academic partnerships. According to this MoU, both the institutions will focus on opportunities in student exchange, faculty exchange and professional development programmes.

Collaboration to cover joint research projects

The MoU will cover the scope of interaction among members of faculty relating to joint research projects and visits for such purposes, when necessary. It will also boost joint applications for research funding from external funding agencies.

Carleton University is currently focussing on areas such as autonomous vehicles (which can be guided without humans at the wheels) and technology enablers for smart cities. On the other hand, IIT-KGP is also carrying research on areas like intelligent transportation, future of cities, digital convergence and centre of excellence (CoE) in artificial intelligence (AI).

Dr Karen Schwartz, Associate Vice-President told that this new collaboration will launch professional development programmes with students and faculty exchange.

Plans to launch dual degree programmes

Moreover, discussions are on between the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University and Department of Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering at IIT KGP to launch dual degree programs for masters and doctoral students. Plans are also in place for distance education offerings in Data Analytics, Cyber Security and Management leadership which will be jointly taught by experts from both the institutions.