Port Blair, May 7: An MoU between Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras and Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Port Blair under A&N Administration was signed for the benefit of students and faculty of BRAIT in the presence of the Lt Governor of A&N Islands Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd) and the Chief Secretary, Shri Anindo Majumdar at Raj Niwas today.
The Secretary (Education), Shri Arava Gopi Krishna, representing A&N Administration and Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director IIT Madras representing IIT Madras signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
The Administration’s association with IIT Madras will facilitate following benefits for the faculty and students of BRAIT which include assistance from IITM in getting the students placed in their summer internships, allocating one seat each in PG and Ph.D programs to the faculty/staff of BRAIT subject to the condition that the candidates are sponsored by the Andaman & Nicobar Administration and fulfil the eligibility criteria for the program/admission, development and organization of short term training and certificate courses by IITM and enabling BRAIT faculty/staff/students to take part in ongoing continuing education program courses of IITM, conduct of modular training at BRAIT or at IITM by deputing faculty members of IITM or through distance mode with the help of VSAT connectivity, assistance in appointment of reputed professors (retired or in-service) as adjunct faculty for a period of three months, assistance from IITM for identification and implementation of joint research and development projects in areas of mutual interest as well as development of new areas of R&D at BRAIT and to seek funds from appropriate source for joint sponsored and consultancy projects, provision of technical assistance from IITM for infrastructure development, management and up-gradation of library and teaching/research.
It was also proposed to establish a satellite link between IITM and BRAIT so that special classes can be taken through video conferencing. The National Knowledge Network (NKN) established by NIC shall be used for establishing the link.