Six engineering institutes to introduce Indian standards as a part of curriculum
New Delhi, Nov 30 (KNN) Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has signed a MoU with top six engineering institutes of India for introducing Indian standards as an integral part of the curriculum.
This initiative aims at institutionalizing engagement of BIS with the eminent institutes for securing active participation of academia, said a press release.
The pact was signed with Indian Institute of Technology BHU, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, Indian Institute of Technology Indore, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, Indian Institute of Technology Madras and National Institute of Technology Trichy for establishment of ‘BIS Standardization Chair Professor’ at these institutes.
The establishment will promote excellence and leadership in teaching and research & development in the field of Science and various disciplines in the respective institutes.
During the signing of the MoU, Pramod Kumar Tiwari, Director General, BIS said this would strengthen and enhance the standards formulation activity by facilitating Research & Development projects, encouraging involvement of young minds in the area of standardization process and jointly organizing seminars, conferences, workshops symposia or lectures, training and short-term education programs.
He also emphasized on the need to engage with startups & incubation centres at Academic Institutions in formulation of new standards and compliance with the existing.
It is also anticipated that technology innovation and standards development shall be interwoven seamlessly to foster development of technology-oriented products and services.
Prof Vikas Dubey, Dean (R&D) IIT BHU; Dr. Narayana Prasad Padhy, Director MNIT; Dr. Suhas S. Joshi, Director, IIT Indore; Prof. T.N Singh, Director IIT Patna; Prof. Mahesh Panchagnula, Dean Alumni & Corporate Relations, IIT Madras and Dr. S. Muthukumaran, Dean R&C, NIT Trichy assured commitment towards this initiative and agreed to extend all the necessary support. (KNN Bureau)