May 23, 2023

NITC to strengthen collaborations in academics and research: Inked MoUs with IIT Hyderabad, Kerala Medical Technology Consortium and CWRDM

In a landmark development, National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC) signed MoUs with three different Institutions- IIT Hyderabad, Kerala Medical Technology Consortium (KMTC) and the Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (CWRDM)- on Tuesday, 23 rd May 2023, to foster collaborations in the fields of academics, research and product development.

The MoU between NIT Calicut and IIT Hyderabad envisions knowledge exchange and joint research initiatives. The MoU, signed by Prof. Prasad Krishna, Director NIT Calicut and Prof. B. S. Murthy, Director IIT Hyderabad, signifies a shared commitment to enhance academic cooperation and exploring avenues for joint initiatives. This strategic collaboration will open up numerous opportunities for faculty, researchers, and students to engage and collaborate on projects of mutual interest. The MoU paves the way for student exchange initiatives, enabling undergraduate and graduate students to study at the partner institution for an academic year. This opportunity will expose students to diverse educational environments and cultural experiences and foster global perspectives. NIT Calicut and IIT Hyderabad will explore the possibility of jointly offering degree programmes, allowing students to obtain degrees from both institutions.

In another event on Tuesday afternoon, NIT Calicut signed a MoU with the Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (CWRDM), a premier R&D institution in the water sector established by the Government of Kerala. The MoU, signed by Prof. Prasad Krishna, Director NIT Calicut and Dr. Manoj P. Samuel, Executive Director, CWRDM, intended for a long-term collaboration between the two institutions in the areas of education, training and research. The primary objectives of the MoU are to conduct joint collaborative research and technology development in water resources engineering and related areas. This MoU envisages training and outreach programs to be conducted jointly to benefit students and the society. Under this agreement, both institutions enable the exchange of faculty/scientists and students (postgraduates and research scholars) for mutual benefits.

In the same event, NIT Calicut signed another MoU with the Kerala Medical Technology Consortium (KMTC), a flagship initiative of the Government of Kerala, being incubated under Kerala Development and Innovation Strategic Council (KDISC). Prof. Prasad Krishna, Director, NIT Calicut and Mr C Padmakumar, Special Officer, KMTC, have signed the MoU with an objective to establish meaningful and value-adding cooperation between NITC and KMTC through joint initiatives to promote innovations and entrepreneurship in ‘Medical Technology / Medical Devices and allied areas. This partnership aims to streamline the process of translating research findings into practical applications and commercial products. By leveraging KMTC’s industry connections and the research outcomes of NITC, innovative medical technologies can be successfully brought to market, benefiting patients and healthcare providers.

NITC Director Prof. Prasad Krishna, Executive Director of CWRDM Dr. Manoj P Samuel and Special Officer of Kerala Medical Technology Consortium (KMTC) Mr. C. Padmakumar among other members from the three Institutions, after signing the MoUs.


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