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IIT-KGP suggests setting up critical science institute

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The IIT has suggested setting up a critical science institute with French collaboration.

The proposed Indo-French institute can have participation from all the IITs and select French companies, the institute said in a statement.

IIT P P Chakrabarti said the institute is ready to play the role of the central partner/coordinating institute if such a proposal takes shape.

"We would be happy to take the proposal to the Centre provided the French corporations and government bodies are interested. Such collaboration will cut across disciplines and bring in people in large scale," the said.

The critical science approach helps one probe beneath the surface meanings of words and symbols to comprehend root causes of problems instead of always treating the symptoms from a technical, quick-fix perspective, it said.

The IIT-had organised a two-day R&D meet for French companies operating in in collaboration with the earlier this week.

The event was aimed at promoting academic and research collaborations and exchange of people in industrial sectors between and

is a powerhouse of art and culture on one hand and science and technology on other. We are in the advanced stages of signing MoUs with four French universities for collaborative opportunities on all areas, Dean, International Relations, Baidurya Bhattacharya said.

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 15:30 IST
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