13 May 2022 09:23:47 IST

Plaksha University inks pact with Indian Institute of Science

(left to right) Prof Navakanta Bhat, Indian Institute of Science, Prof Govindan Rangarajan, Director of the Indian Institute of Science, Prof Rudra Pratap, Founding Vice-Chancellor, Plaksha University and SK Jain, Founder & Trustee, Plaksha University

Plaksha University and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have partnered to jointly foster faculty and student mobility, joint research, publications, conferences, and faculty professional development. The initiative aims to offer a preview of the two institutions’ academic strengths and provide students with mentorship from experts, co-development of curriculum, and provide access to the best facilities and resources.

With this partnership, the programme intends to further strengthen the strong research collaborations between the two institutions and leverage expertise in robotics and cyber-physical systems (IISc’s Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems)​, digital health (Plaksha University’s Human & Planetary Health Institute) and sensor technology (IISc’s Centre for Nano Science and Engineering)​.

Diverse collaborations

Prof Rudra Pratap, the Founding Vice-Chancellor of Plaksha University (former Deputy Director of Indian Institute of Science) said, ‘It is our honour to partner with IISc. Together with the expertise of both institutions, we will work on developing cutting-edge research programmes and explore greater avenues for students and faculty to shape their academic careers. Our partnership with IISc will keep evolving as we move further, and we look forward to deeper collaborations including a prospective joint PhD supervision which is on the cards.”

Prof Navakanta Bhat, Dean, Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences, IISc, said, “We are glad to partner with a niche institute like Plaksha University. This partnership will greatly encourage students from both IISc and Plaksha University to pursue interesting research projects and will give them a unique opportunity to learn from experts at both institutions. We look forward to our collaborations with them in new and diverse areas.”