SHILLONG: The North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) and Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-G) have officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore Nanotechnology.
Both the prestigious institutions will merge their expertise and promote research in subjects such as Nanoelectronics, Nanophotonics, and Nanofabrication. The alliance also involves exchange programmes for teachers, scholars, and students to boost development of the rapidly-evolving domain.
Prof Prabha Shankar Shukla, Vice-Chancellor of NEHU, said, “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.”
Another key component of the MoU is offering of short-term courses and training programmes under the Indian Nanoelectronics Users’ Programme of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeiTy).
These courses will be designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of teachers and students, enabling them to explore the field of nanotechnology and its applications fully.
NEHU’s Department of Nanotechnology will play a crucial role in coordinating the cooperation between the two institutions. The department has already established itself as a leading center for nanotechnology education and research, offering M.Tech and Ph.D. programmes in Nanotechnology. These programmes will align with the vision and aims of the New Education Policy.