IIT Guwahati To Collaborate With North Eastern Space Application Centre In Meghalaya

Through this partnership, a multidisciplinary approach would be adopted to study disasters as North East India is prone to flood, earthquakes, landslides, and riverbank erosions.

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati is going to collaborate with the North Eastern Space Application Centre (NESAC) to carry out several initiatives jointly for the development of the North East Region and create a mass of skilled professionals in the field.

An MoU was signed between the two institutions on 28th June 2021. Some of the initiatives that would be taken up under this partnership include internship programs, joint degree programs, short-term training programs, student exchange programs and joint projects, among others. A multi-disciplinary approach would be adopted to study ways to tackle disasters.

North East India is prone to various disasters namely floods, earthquakes, landslides, and riverbank erosions, among others. These disasters sometimes can become a roadblock to the growth of the region and to address these challenges in more meaningful premier institutes of this region need to work together and collaboration is the key to success.

Recently, the COVID19 pandemic has been a learning lesson, which showed that any form of disaster can affect a country’s growth. However, the nation can improve and be prepared for the future to such uncertainty through proper strategy and skilled manpower development. 

To work in this direction, recently, IIT Guwahati has established a new Centre for Disaster Management and Research (CDMR).

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