IIT Guwahati inks pacts with Keio University for disaster risk reduction
Under the agreement, there will be collaborations in research projects, joint student supervision, developing new certificate courses, students and faculty exchange visits.
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the India Japan Lab (IJL) of Keio University to collaborate on research projects, joint student supervision, developing new certificate courses, students and faculty exchange visits, etc.
As per the agreement, IIT Guwahati and India Japan Lab of Keio University will encourage faculty and students to work jointly for various capacity building activities for mainstreaming disaster risk resilience as part of training courses; developing new certificate courses on specific topics related to disaster risk reduction; joint student supervision; students and faculty exchange visit for knowledge sharing; undertaking research projects; joint publication of articles/educational books.
Under the MoU, the Centre for Disaster Management and Research (CDMR) of IIT Guwahati will act as the nodal centre from IITG. CDMR of IIT Guwahati will be the partner for various IJL training programmes/workshops for the North-East Region. The MoU was signed by IIT Guwahati Prof TG Sitharam and Prof Rajib Shaw, Director, India Japan Lab, Keio University, in the presence of Sudip Mitra, Head, Centre for Disaster Management and Research (CDMR), IIT Guwahati.
Sitharam said the collaboration will not only be a technical one but a social one too. He suggested initiating the scope for a joint master’s programme by Keio University and IITG. On the occasion, CDMR’s logo was also launched by Prof TG Sitharam and Prof Rajib Shaw.
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