Financial Daily from THE HINDU group of publications
Saturday, Feb 01, 2003

Port Info

Group Sites

Industry & Economy - Education

IIT-KGP to have wider interface with industry

Our Bureau

KOLKATA, Jan. 31

THE number of students pursuing under-graduate and post-graduate courses at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT-KGP) is set to go up to 5,000 by 2005 from 3,500 at present. Towards this end, infrastructure at the campus in Kharagpur is being upgraded and expanded, according to Mr Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman of the Board of Governors of IIT-KGP.

Stating this at a news conference here, Mr Goenka said the institute was exploring ways of increasing interface with industry and facilitating transfer of technologies. In this regard, he hoped that the recently launched Pan-IIT initiative in the US would speed up the process. Besides helping in generating funds, the Pan-IIT initiative could facilitate recruitments from India as well.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof S.K. Dube, Director of IIT-KGP, said the institute had signed several MoUs with foreign institutes. The idea now is to carry these further for "joint, collaborative and tight-knit programmes.''

Prof Dube said that various research & development projects have been taken up in IIT-KGP. A VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration) design laboratory has been set up. Other important projects include a participatory forest management programme.

IIT-KGP was laying special emphasis in areas such as molecular biotechnology, photonics, nano-science and biomedical technology, among others. To facilitate R&D in these areas, the institute was looking forward to funding from the government and alumni, among others.

The 48th convocation of the institute, which is the oldest in the IIT system, is slated to be held on Monday. The Union Human Resources Development Minister, Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, will be the chief guest at the function.

Article E-Mail :: Comment :: Syndication

Stories in this Section
ICMR to set up Rs 200-cr animal resource facility

Budget poll shows optimism
April-Dec fiscal deficit declines
Petrol, diesel prices up 40 paise
Govt to hold talks with GE, Bechtel on Dabhol
Steel industry facing challenges — `Only fittest will survive'
`Tap domestic market fully'
Compensate States for implementing VAT: CM
UK mining equipment industry upbeat on India
IIT-KGP to have wider interface with industry
Vastu centre earns its keep
Global food tech meet in Hyderabad
CLE hopes to raise export share to 4%
`Centre not expediting airport privatisation' — Bombardier keen on Bangalore metro
Ministry ready with list of non-tariff barriers
Govt to demand Rs 2,027 cr as drought relief

The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | Business Line | The Sportstar | Frontline | Home |

Copyright 2003, The Hindu Business Line. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu Business Line