IIT Roorkee, IOCL Teams To Drive Innovation
The cooperation aims to provide a model for the academia-industry partnership
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) and Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL), a company registered under the Companies Act, 1956, come together to collaborate for the promotion of education, research and innovation by offering IndianOil-IIT Roorkee (IOIITR) research fellowships to PhD students of IIT Roorkee to pursue their PhD research work under the joint supervision of IIT Roorkee and IOCL on a topic of industrial importance. The MoU ensuing the cooperation aims to provide a model for the academia-industry partnership for directing research and development on projects relevant to the industry and with high prospects of commercialisation.
The IOIITR research fellows will receive monthly fellowships from IOCL. This MoU also provides an opportunity for the MTech students of IIT Roorkee to choose their major research project of industrial relevance, which will be executed under the joint guidance of IIT Roorkee and IOC. The internship programme will provide opportunities for students to combine their technical skills and innovative approaches for industry-specific requirements and deployment of developed solutions.
The MoU was duly signed by Dr C Kannan, ED (CT&TPF), IOCL and Prof K K Pant, Director, IIT Roorkee at Greater Noida Extension Centre of IIT Roorkee.
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