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IIT-Guwahati to collaborate with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham on Research & Development

GUWAHATI: The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-Guwahati) is collaborating with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (AVV), a private, deemed university-based in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu in Education and Research activities to encourage academic programmes and promote an exchange of students between two institutions.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) towards this collaboration was signed by Professor T.G. Sitharam, Director, IIT-Guwahati, and Professor Venkata Rangan, Vice-Chancellor, AVV, recently in the presence of Professor A. S. Achalkumar, Dean (Outreach Education Programme), Department of Chemistry, IIT-Guwahati, Professor S. Senthilvelan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT-Guwahati, Professor K.S.R.K. Krishna Murthy, Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT-Guwahati, Professor S. Thirumalini, Head, Mechanical Engineering, AVV and Professor Sasangan Ramanathan, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, AVV.

Professor. T. G. Sitharam highlighted the unique aspects of this collaboration, saying, “AVV has many similarities in terms of a vast and beautiful campus, as well as a team of highly dedicated faculty and students.

“With the emergence of much new interdisciplinary research and academic centres equipped with state-of-the-art equipment at IIT-Guwahati, the institute is destined to serve the country with extra vigour. This mutual collaboration will help both the institutes scale new heights in research and academics,it added.

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IIT-Guwahati and AVV will encourage cooperation between their faculty members, departments, and research centres including visits of faculty members to deliver lectures, conduct seminars, discussions, research and supervise student studies. Students’ visits to attend courses and jointly develop teaching programmes would also be encouraged along with collaboration in research projects.

Venkat Rangan, Vice-Chancellor of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, said of the collaboration, “This is a historic moment for both institutions, which strive for excellence in Teaching and Research, to come together in a perfect Public-Private Partnership.” I am confident that we will use our strengths to work for a more sustainable world for the benefit of humanity, as our Chancellor Amma has always envisioned.”

IIT-Guwahati, founded in 1994, is well-equipped with world-class infrastructure with a global research ranking of 41 and an overall ranking of 395 in the world.

In a short span of 25 years the institute has got a global reputation for its research and academic standing. The institute has a beautiful green campus spanning 700 acres and standing on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra River.

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a young and dynamic, multi-campus, multidisciplinary “deemed to be University” established by its Chancellor, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, popularly called Amma all over the world and one of the foremost humanitarian leaders of the world today. 

It is ranked 4th by NIRF, Government of India in the University category and has been awarded the IOE status by UGC in 2019.

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is ranked 81st in the world by Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings in the Year 2021 and is one of the fastest-growing universities in India.

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