Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, recognised by the Govt of India as an Institution of Eminence, has entered into an agreement with five of the renowned National Laboratories of CSIR Viz CSIR-Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute, CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organisation, CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, CSIR-Institute of Minerals & Materials Technology, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory of India by signing an MoU. The MoU was signed by the Directors of above five laboratories and Prof V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi on 16th July 2019 in the presence of Dr Shekhar C. Mande, DG, CSIR. Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi in his opening remarks said that IIT Delhi has been pioneering in providing its students and faculty with world class infrastructure and conducive environment for research. He specially spoke about the collaborations of IIT Delhi with scientists of other institutes. It is planned to initiate about 60 Interdisciplinary Research projects with the five CSIR laboratories this year. Welcoming the partnership, Dr. Shekhar C. Mande, Director General, CSIR said that the CSIR laboratories can benefit immensely with such collaborations that are in the mutual interest areas of research and together it can participate more proactively in solving nation’s persisting problem in the areas of science and technology, healthcare. Such collaboration will have profound impact on nation’s growth in totality. Prof B.R. Mehta, Dean R&D, IIT Delhi mentioned that there is a large scope for interaction and collaboration with CSIR Laboratories in the areas of devices, materials and industry scale and reference materials processes. As a part of MoU, IIT Delhi plans to promote collaborative research, exchange of ideas, development of knowledge, enhancing high quality research throughput. IIT Delhi also aspires to leverage the expertise of the CSIR laboratories not only to contribute to the socio economic needs of the country but also to serve the greater vision of serving the nation. The MoU would also serve as a platform to students, faculty and other research scholars equally to contribute towards research and development growth of nation and fuelling its growth. The research activities undertaken through this MoU will make best utilisation of already existing Infrastructure, expertise and vast experience of IIT Delhi and the participating CSIR laboratories.
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