NIT Calicut, IIST Thiruvananthapuram signs MoU to encourage research, academic activities

Prof. Prasad Krishna, Director NIT Calicut and Dr. S. Unnikrishnan Nair, Director, IIST Thiruvananthapuram sign MoU. Photo: Special arrangement

Kozhikode: The National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC) and Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram are all set to promote cooperation in space science and technology research, academic, and other areas of mutual interest. The two institutes have signed a Memorandum of Understanding through an online conference.

NIT and ISST will collaborate on a set of academic activities including supervision of  M.Tech and Ph.D. thesis works and conducting conferences, seminars, and workshops. 

“The MoU will help both the institutions to exchange information on research and academic programmes,” said Prof. Prasad Krishna, Director of NIT Calicut, who signed the MoU for NITC. Efforts are essential to utilize the MoU as it will benefit the faculty and students, he pointed out.

With the agreement to jointly supervise M.Tech/PhD students for their research projects, the students can use laboratory facilities at both institutions. Students for these benefits will be selected considering their merit in academic and research areas.

"We must focus on the proper follow-up of the MoU to joint research in related fields and research outcomes," said Dr S Unnikrishnan Nair, Director of IIST.  The MoU will open up more and more opportunities to both institutes, he added. 

The event kicked off the activities of the Conference on Precision Engineering (COPEN) 13, scheduled to be held at NITC from December 13-15, 2024. IIST Thiruvananthapuram and IIT Palakkad will coordinate the event along with NITC.

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