IIT Bombay signs MoU with Cambridge University

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Mumbai, Apr 15 (UNI) IIT Bombay (IITB) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with University of Cambridge for future research collaborations in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, and exchange of students and staff.

The MoU was signed by Prof Alan Windle on behalf of Cambridge University Vice-Chancellor Prof Alison Richard, while IITB was represented by its Director, Prof Ashok Misra, a release said here.

Under the MoU, funds will be made available to ten students to pursue three-year PhD course at Cambridge through the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust. In addition to this, senior academic staff of the two partnering universities will also accompany the students.

The institutions will also collaborate on nanoscience and nanotechnology and its applications to nano-structured materials and nano-structured devices.

''Establishment of an academic collaboration with the world-renowned University of Cambridge is a landmark event for IIT Bombay. Our interactions with them will definitely enhance our research activities,'' Prof Ashok Misra said.

''It is highly appropriate that the first collaboration under this MoU is in the area of Nanoscience and Technology. This new endeavour is one of the keys to growth and prosperity in the future and it also cuts across many of the traditional fields of academic studies,'' Prof Windle stated.

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