Plaksha University and IIT Bombay recently signed an MoU for joint research and internship opportunities for students at the respective institutions. The MoU was signed by Prof Rudra Pratap, Founding Vice-Chancellor of Plaksha University and Prof Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director, IIT Bombay, at the Powai campus.
Under the MoU, Plaksha University and IIT Bombay will explore knowledge sharing and research in areas such as computer science and AI, robotics and cyber-physical systems, advanced manufacturing, bioengineering, and education technology.
Plaksha’s Prof Rudra Pratap said, “It is an honour to work with IIT Bombay. This partnership is aligned with our goal of providing contemporary technology programmes with a razor-sharp focus on research-based pedagogy. It is an excellent opportunity for faculty and students to access experiential technical education at both institutions that will ultimately enhance their intellect, ideas, dynamism, and passion for innovation.
The partnership will also enable the institutions to mutually leverage visits by and exchange of faculty members, students and research scholars; joint research and internship opportunities for students at laboratories of the respective institutions; joint conferences or symposia; and special short-term programmes at undergraduate and graduate levels.
Speaking about the partnership, IIT Bombay’s Prof Subhasis Chaudhuri said, “Time has come that quality higher education goes much beyond the walls of public institutions. Setting up Plaksha University is a wonderful initiative on this front. IIT Bombay will always support such an initiative and I am sure there would be miles that IITB will walk together with Plaksha”.