IIIT Una Adopts IIT Mandi Academics and Research Curriculum

Indian Institute of Technology Mandi in Himachal is collaborating with Indian Institute of Information Technology Una (Himachal),on Research and Academic Activities. A series of activities were recently conducted towards transferring knowledge and expertise on the practicum components of IIT Mandi curriculum to the IIIT Una faculty.

Most recently, Prof. Timothy A. Gonsalves, Director, IIT Mandi, and Dr. Srikant Srinivasan, Associate Professor, School of Computing and Electrical Engineering, IIT Mandi, conducted a unique training session on ‘Exploring Engineering’ for the incoming batch of IIIT Una’s  BTech students at their campus in Una, Himachal Pradesh, recently.

A spokes person of the Mandi Institute have said that the training aimed to sensitize students to the needs of society and orient their thinking towards being innovative solution providers for the betterment of the nation. “ As a part of the collaboration, Mr. Saurabh Mittal, Senior Advisor, IIT Mandi Catalyst will also be delivering a guest lecture to the newly admitted students of IIIT Una on 14th August 2019,” he added.

Earlier Prof. Gonsalves had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Prof. Selvakumar, Director, IIIT Una, on 29th March 2019 to facilitate this collaboration and conduct joint research activities. Under this MoU, IIT Mandi agreed to assist IIIT Una in developing courses based on the practicum components of IIT Mandi curriculum.

Speaking about the collaboration, Prof. Timothy A. Gonsalves, Director, IIT Mandi, said, “IIT Mandi has always believed in influencing the world beyond its campus and its own students. One tangible way in which we are doing this is by exporting our unique project-based learning curriculum and pedagogical strategies to other Institutes. Our collaboration with IIIT Una is an example of this. Our alumni and PhD degree holders are also helping disseminate our vision and innovative methods to their workplaces in India and around the world.”

Arvind Sharma is an award winning bi-lingual journalist with more than 20 years of experience. He has worked with Divya Himachal, Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhasker, Vir Partap, Ajit and PTI. In 2010, he was conferred the Himachal Kesri journalism award. He reports on the Tibetan Government in Exile, politics, sports, tourism and other topics. He lives in Dharamshala.

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