IIT Guwahati, Assam govt tie up to develop Northeast

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Vishu Verma
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New Delhi, Updated on Feb 22, 2022 17:38 IST

IT Guwahati is joining hands with the Assam government to open mining department at the institute, organise road safety conclave, engage in research on the use of tea compounds in various sectors such as medicine, health and wellness. 

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati and officials from various departments of the Assam government held a meeting to prepare the future course of action and collaborate in various fields related to the development of the region.  

The delegation, which comprised officials from various departments such as mines and minerals, industry, commerce, public enterprises, and transport (includes inland waterways), discussed various areas, which included: 

Opening of mining department at IIT Guwahati: The initiative is expected to help to train young students and involve seasoned professionals in developing ways and means in the form of research and technical guidance to harness the abundant natural resources spread across the state of Assam and the northeast. 

IIT Guwahati's involvement in organising the international road safety conclave: It will be taken up and efforts to enhance road safety across the region will be intensified along with the Ministry of Transport, Government of Assam. 

Means and ways to advance tea technology: IIT Guwahati will give impetus to research on the use of tea compounds in various sectors such as medicine, health, and wellness sector. Efforts to highlight the importance of various types of tea and their rich ingredients will be carried out along with the state officials.  

IIT Guwahati Director TG Sitharam said, “As per the request of the state government, IIT Guwahati will be glad to contribute in the areas focusing in the exploration of mines and minerals, commerce and entrepreneurship development, involvement of drones in various sectors, transport sector - Inland water transport, water buses, road safety, aspects related to skill development in multiple upcoming sectors and establishing various centres of excellence & state of the art laboratories at the institute.” 

Assam seeks IIT Guwahati’s collaboration in setting up skill varsity 

The Assam government has sought IIT Guwahati's collaboration and support in the proposed plan to set up Assam Skill University. Under the purview of the engineering department, a research and development facility is proposed to be accommodated in multiple aspects to look after inland water transport (marine engine design, designing of vessels, and its repairing and servicing hub). 

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