CSIR-NIIST Joins Hands With NIT-Calicut To Promote Research In Cutting-Edge Domains


(MENAFN- IANS) Thiruvananthapuram, May 14 (IANS) The CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology
(NIIST) has inked an MoU with the National Institute of Technology
, Calicut (NIT-C) to collaborate in research and education through the exchange of students and faculty in interdisciplinary areas of science and technology
.

The MoU was signed on the sidelines of the National Technology
Day celebrations held at the CSIR-NIIST here by C. Anandharamakrishnan, Director, CSIR-NIIST, and Prasad Krishna, Director, NIT-C.

Anandharamakrishnan said the tie-up will open up big opportunities for NIT students to explore research stints in frontier areas of materials science and engineering, food technology
, bio technology
, chemical sciences, and environmental technology
in addition to the fast-emerging fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Krishna said the MoU with CSIR-NIIST will facilitate joint efforts in providing unique opportunities for graduate and post-graduate engineering students with a flair for applied R&D
.

The agreement also envisages joint curriculum development for MTech programmes, skill development workshops, and instrumentation training.

NIIST is a constituent laboratory of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), which is known for its cutting-edge R&D
knowledge base in diverse fields of science and technology
.

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