Tuesday, January 14, 2014

IIT-Madras ties up with 5 universities for PhD research

The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) has joined hands with five universities from across the world, including one in China, for collaboration in research.

After more than a year of negotiations, Universite de Technologie de Troyes in France, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, University of Waterloo in Canada, University of Liverpool in UK and National Tsing Hua University in China have tied up with IIT-M to offer joint PhD programmes.

Lih J Chen, President of NTHU, called the agreement with IIT-M a watershed moment for the Chinese varsity. "To carry out research of the highest quality... it can no longer merely be an 'in-house' affair," he said.

Prof. R. Nagarajan, IIT-M Dean of International & Alumni Relations, said: "We follow a simple 4-stage process," he said. "We start with faculty collaboration, move on to student exchanges, which leads to co-supervision and ultimately culminates in a joint degree programme."

Source: The Times of India (Online Edition), January 14, 2014

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