Melbourne, April 30 IANS | 4 months ago

In a bid to strengthen relationship with India in the areas of research and teaching, an Australian university has signed agreements with two Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).


The University of Wollongong (UOW) in New South Wales (NSW) has signed memoranda of understanding (MOU) with two of the oldest and most prestigious institutes, IIT Kharagpur and IIT Bombay, a university statement said.

The MoU, which was signed earlier this month, will enhance its existing collaboration with IIT Bombay in electrical power systems to other allied areas including the integration of renewable energy resources.

"Staff at UOW and IIT Bombay have already begun an exchange of higher degree research students and joint external research grant applications," the statement said.

The UOW also recently developed a collaboration with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in New Delhi and the government of Gujarat.

(Posted on 30-04-2014)