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Four NITs sign MoUs with CSIO

Chandigarh, Nov 11 (UNI) The Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) on Monday signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NIT Kurukshetra, NIT Jalandhar, NIT Srinagar and NIT Hamirpur to facilitate exchange of staff and students towards co-supervision of Undergaduate, Postgraduate and Ph.D. theses, participation in research.
The MoU will promote interaction among the scientists, professors and research scholars of the four NITs. This will further help in pursuing joint research programs including externally funded schemes and Consultancy activities etc.
Scope of MoU also involves sharing of expertise, domain knowledge and available facilities in mutually agreed research areas (viz. Physics, Photonics, Optics, Chemistry, Biomedical, Material science and engineering, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Electronics, Computation, Mechanical Engineering and any other areas of common interest in science and engineering) for research and development.
Prof R K Sinha, Director CSIR-CSIO, Chandigarh signed the MoU on behalf of CSIO, Dr Satish Kumar, Director NIT Kurukshetra signed the MoU on behalf of NIT Kurukshetra, Prof Lalit Kumar Awasthi Director, NIT Jalandhar signed the MoU on behalf of NIT Jalandhar, Prof Rakesh Sehgal, Director NIT Srinagar signed the MoU on behalf of NIT Srinagar and Dr Raman Parti, Dean (Research and Consultancy), NIT Hamirpur signed the MoU on behalf of NIT Hamirpur.
While signing the MoU, Kurukshetra NIT Director Dr Satish Kumar said that he had a close association with CSIO at the time when he was the Director of TBRL, Chandigarh and worked on a number of projects. He praised the work of CSIO in the development of HUD. He said that not only the students of NITs will gain from this initiative but it will also help the faculty. He said that at present number of highly specialised equipment for laboratories of NIT is being imported and now with collaboration of CSIO it will be possible to make it in India.
Prof R K Sinha said that CSIO has already developed Atomic Force Microscope at a fractional cost of what is being imported from abroad and CSIO will look forward to developing such state of the art equipment for giving hands on training to students in NITs.
Dr Surender Saini, Head BIPP, CSIO, said that the aim for signing of MoU with NITs is to support of academic partnerships which include research collaboration, the exchange of faculty, researchers, students, publications, academic programs and collaborative research projects. This collaboration plays an important role in building a globally competent academic and research system to further fostering advancement in teaching, learning and research.
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