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PFC ties up with IIT-Kanpur for research, training in smart grid technology

IIT-K will also provide training on smart grid technology to 90 participants

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IIT Kanpur | Power Finance Corporation | Indian Institute of Technology

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

IIT Kanpur
IIT Kanpur | Photo credit: IIT Kanpur website

State-owned (PFC) on Wednesday said it has signed an agreement with the Indian Institute of Technology- Kanpur for training, research, and entrepreneurship development in smart grid technology.

As per the memorandum of association, the will provide financial assistance of Rs 2.38 crore (Rs 2,38,97,000) to IIT-K under its CSR initiative.

The objective of the pact is to provide support to IIT-K in developing infrastructure for research and development on smart grid technology, R Murahari, Executive Director (CSR&SD), PFC, said.

As part of the project, the IIT-K will also provide training on smart grid technology to 90 participants and provide fellowship to nine selected candidates for development of ideas on smart grid technology.

The fellows will be assisted by startup Innovation and Incubation Centre (SIIC) of IIT-K and encouraged to take up entrepreneurial activities.

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First Published: Wed, July 29 2020. 19:52 IST
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