The Indian Institute of Technology-Banaras Hindu University (IIT BHU) and IIT-Guwahati have come together and signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). It will begin a joint doctoral program.
Two IITs have come together to propose a joint degree program, this is going to be the first in the country that collaborates two IITs for a doctoral program.
The IIT BHU spokesman said the idea of a joint Ph.D. program was initially proposed in the 53rd IIT Council seminar held on September 27, 2019. The vision behind it is to build a ‘network of excellence of all IITs’ rather than each one seeking to become a ‘tower of excellence.’
The IIT Council approved the proposal to start the Joint Degree Programme. It will start from July 2020-21 academic session.
Through this academic collaboration, both the institutes are foreseeing a significant boost in high-quality research and foundation for further academic collaborations.
The IIT Council ratified the proposal to start the Joint Degree Programme. It will start from July 2020-21 academic session.
IIT-BHU and IIT-Guwahati are also pondering to start a joint MTech program on similar cords to provide multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary and MTech programs.
A maximum of 10 students in IIT-BHU and ten research pupils in IIT-Guwahati will be able to enroll for research in subjects including engineering, science, and humanity. These researchers will have two separate managers and also the facility to do research work in both the institutes.
Research students will be granted joint degrees by both the institutes.
Still, it will be mandatory for research students to do at least one year of research work in both associations.