Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, has entered into a collaboration with the University of Alberta, Canada, in a bid to ensure a global reach and to engage actively and strategically in the post-COVID world. The tie-up will lead to the launch of a joint doctoral degree programme (JDP), which will encourage meaningful academic exchanges and learning opportunities between the academicians and students of India and Canada.
Students will now be able to undertake research at the partner institute for a period of six to 12 months.
As part of the collaboration, research projects will be identified for the students, provisions will be made for joint supervision, and aid will be provided in the form of fellowships and monthly stipends to help with the cost of food and lodging of the visiting students.
It is expected that the coming together of students and faculty from different geographies, environments, and backgrounds, with exposure to myriad challenges, will add more meaning to the research. As a result, the research itself will be focussed more on global dynamics.
After completing the programme, the students will be duly recognised.
This partnership has been brought about by the efforts of two of IIT Kharagpur’s alumni, Prof. Anandaroop Bhattacharya, from the department. of mechanical engineering, and Prof. Amit Kumar of the department of mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta.