IIT-Kharagpur joins hands with US university

IIT Kharagpur has collaborated with Pepperdine University of USA for technological knowledge exchange. A statement issued by the institute said Pepperdine, which is globally known for its venture capital-backed entrepreneurial ventures, would collaborate for technological knowledge exchange with IIT Kharagpur.

Referring to the latest PitchBook Report on top Universities producing VC-backed entrepreneurs, workshop faculty and coordinator of the programme Dr P K Dan, said, "Pepperdine MBA ranks as 25th where universities like Harvard, MIT, Stanford, INSEAD or Carnegie Mellon are also listed and naturally such collaborative initiatives will benefit our students".

Prof. Larry Cox, faculty at Pepperdine who visited the institute recently, conducted a workshop on Entrepreneurship Promotion along with his associates at Entrepreneur Institute Inc, where he is the Chief Education Officer. They imparted training on increasing creative capacity and the creative problem-solving process.

The workshop was jointly held with the Rajendra Mishra School of Engineering Entrepreneurship (RMSoEE) at IIT Kharagpur and upcoming Research Park of IIT Kharagpur in Kolkata. It focused on product engineering, reverse-forward engineering and rapid prototyping.

The US-based team is also mulling on an association with the upcoming Research Park of IIT Kharagpur in Kolkata to take innovation and entrepreneurship endeavour forward.

According to Prof. Partha Pratim Das, who also leads the Research Park project, said, "These workshops are the precursor to the future activities of the research park".

Prof. Larry Cox said, "Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management is very pleased to be collaborating with RMSoEE, IIT Kharagpur to strengthen both of our educational offerings with regard to technology entrepreneurship. We believe that the Graziadio School's unique approach to 'entrepreneurship as creative problem solving' in combination with the RMSoEE's world class technical expertise will produce powerful student-based businesses at both institutions."