A new alliance of two educational institutions to boost medical services and joint academic research programmes
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to encourage interaction and collaborated research programmes.
The two institutions decided to come together with an aim to boost medical services among faculty members, scientists and students. Apart from medical services, both institutes will also focus on academic research programmes, joint supervision of masters and doctoral students as well as collaborative research projects.
Joint academic programmes
According to it, a comprehension was reached between the two institutions for joint academic programmes such as PhD, MD-PhD, MSc-PhD, coordinated internship programmes for students from AIIMS and IIT Kharagpur, joint research projects and seeking research funding from external funding agencies.
Additionally, other joint academic programmes are to be initiated under this arrangement which can be short modular courses designed for undergraduate and postgraduate students, exchange of faculty members, use of laboratory facilities and sharing of data.