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AICTE, IIT Guwahati Join Hands To Extend Internships For J&K Students

AICTE and IIT Guwahati have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for extending internships to students from Jammu and Kashmir.

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To channelize the energy of the youth from Jammu and Kashmir, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has implemented the Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme for Jammu and Kashmir Students.  

Taking one step forward, AICTE and IIT Guwahati have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the auspicious presence of Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Ramesh Pokhriyal, ‘Nishank’ for extending internships to students from Jammu and Kashmir and students studying in AICTE approved institutions across the country under Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme.

Under this MoU, IIT Guwahati will enrol 100 Meritorious students from Jammu and Kashmir in batches of 25, for internship at IIT Guwahati from 1st May 2020 to 30th May 2020. The objective of the MoU is to provide an exposure to the youth from Jammu and Kashmir to the academic culture at Higher Learning Institutes of India. The MoU was signed during the IIT Council meeting at IIT Delhi.

The MoU includes academic, education and research collaboration where IIT Guwahati will design a detailed programme with popular science lectures from distinguished IIT Guwahati faculty as well as guest faculty from outside IIT Guwahati. The internships will be primarily in the field of research and will be done under various professors at the Institute. The Centre of Educational Technology will also demonstrate model experiments in physics and chemistry along with the respective departments. 

Reflecting on the benefits of the MoU, T. G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, said, “IIT Guwahati has always believed in empowering the world beyond its campus and own students. This exchange of agreement will channelize the energy of the talented youth from Jammu and Kashmir by providing them exposure to cutting edge laboratory. Apart from knowledge sharing and exchange, several co-curricular activities will also be organised for these meritorious students.” 

Union Minster for Human Resource Development, Ramesh Pokhriyal, ‘Nishank’ encouraged other IIT’s to be involved in this Nation building initiative. Three other IITs at Kanpur, Raipur and Hyderabad have also expressed their interest in such an MoU.

Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE, said "AICTE has decided to contact all other IITs/NITs and IIMs to follow suit so that maximum number of brothers and sisters from J&K get empowered."



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