North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) and the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati) have officially signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a partnership aimed at promoting research in the field of nanotechnology, encompassing nanoelectronics, semiconductor devices, nanophotonics and nanofabrication.
The strategic alliance also involves exchange programmes for teachers, scholars and students, paving the way for comprehensive training and development in this rapidly evolving domain.
Prof Prabha Shankar Shukla, NEHU Vice-Chancellor, expressed his enthusiasm for this collaboration, stating, “This MoU marks a significant milestone in our journey towards fostering academic excellence and research advancement. Our joint efforts with IIT Guwahati will undoubtedly create a conducive environment for groundbreaking research in nanotechnology and open doors for numerous opportunities for our students and faculty.”
One of the key components of the MoU is the establishment of short-term courses and training programmes. These courses will be designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of teachers and students, enabling them to explore the intricacies of nanotechnology and its applications fully. The exchange programme will provide an opportunity for students and faculty members from both NEHU and IIT Guwahati to experience a vibrant academic environment, fostering a cross-pollination of ideas, a press release stated today.
NEHU’s Department of Nanotechnology already offers MTech and PhD programmes in nanotechnology.