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IIT-KGP, Canadian varsity ink MoU on academic partnerships

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IIT-has signed a pact with of Canada to support research collaboration, capacity building and other academic partnerships.

Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), both institutions will focus on opportunities in student and faculty exchanges and professional development programmes, IIT-said in a statement here on Wednesday.

The two institutions will also explore the possibilities of collaborative master's programmes and jointly supervised Ph.D students.

The MoU will cover interaction among faculty on joint research projects and research visits and, when necessary, for research funding from external agencies.

"We are happy to sign the MoU with We look forward to a long and fruitful collaboration," IIT-said.

Carleton is focussing in areas such as autonomous vehicles and for smart cities. has similar research focus on intelligent transportation, future of cities, digital convergence and centre of excellence in

"This new partnership is a beginning of a long-term collaboration with students exchanges and launch of exciting professional development programmes," said Karen Schwartz, Associate Vice-President, Research and International,

Discussions are on between the at Carleton University and at for dual-degree programs for master's and doctoral students.

Plans are also in place for distance offerings in data analytics, cybersecurity and management leadership, which will be jointly taught by experts from both institutions.



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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 21:46 IST