CSIR-NIIST, NIT Calicut ink tie-up to promote research in cutting-edge domains

The MoU was signed on the sidelines of the National Technology Day celebrations held at CSIR-NIIST, Pappanamcode, here, by Dr. C Anandharamakrishnan, Director, CSIR-NIIST and Prof. Prasad Krishna, Director, NIT-C.

| Updated: 14 May, 2024 4:03 pm IST

Thiruvananthapuram: CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST) has inked an MoU with National Institute of Technology, Calicut (NIT-C) to collaborate in research and education through exchange of students and faculty members in interdisciplinary areas of science and technology.

The MoU was signed on the sidelines of the National Technology Day celebrations held at CSIR-NIIST, Pappanamcode, here, by Dr. C Anandharamakrishnan, Director, CSIR-NIIST and Prof. Prasad Krishna, Director, NIT-C.

Setting out the context of the collaboration, Dr Anandharamakrishnan noted the tie-up opened big opportunities for NIT students to explore research stints in frontier areas of materials science and engineering, food technology, biotechnology, chemical sciences and environmental technology in addition to the fast emerging fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Prof. Krishna, who also gave a special address on National Technology Day, said the MoU with CSIR-NIIST will facilitate joint efforts in providing unique opportunities for graduate and post-graduate engineering students with flair of applied R&D.

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The agreement also envisages joint curriculum development for MTech programmes, skill development workshops and instrumentation training.

Dr. P. Nishy, Head, Business Development Unit, CSIR-NIIST and Dr. U S Hareesh, Head, Human Resources and Academic Division, CSIR-NIIST, also spoke.

NIIST is a constituent laboratory of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), which is known for its cutting edge R&D knowledge base in diverse science and technology areas.

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