Kharagpur, India: - Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) to organize joint academic programme and faculty support for various courses to contribute knowledge and literature in multidisciplinary domains identifying areas of studies and research leading to patent rights, copyrights and other intellectual property rights in accordance with polices on intellectual property. The MoU was signed by Dr. Nirmal Kanti Chakrabarti, Vice-Chancellor, WB National University of Juridical Sciences in the august presence of Prof. V K Tewari, Director; Prof. Dipa Dube, Dean, Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law; Prof. Debashish Chakravarty, Associate Dean, Alumni Affairs/IR; Captain Amit Jain (Retd.), Registrar of IIT Kharagpur along with senior professors of NUJS.
Apart from academic exchanges, certificate/diploma courses relating to law, science, engineering, technology and practical training along with facilities will be initiated between the partner institutes.
Prof. V K Tewari, Director, IIT Kharagpur stated, “On the lines of multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary development of students mentioned in NEP 2020, this academic exchanges will indeed be beneficial to generate translational research domains that encompasses both law and technology. Our law school has been recognized among the top 10 in India by NIRF ranking 2023 and we hope to amalgamate technical studies with law in a larger perspective of excellence in mutually convergent areas of both the domains.”
Dr. Nirmal Kanti Chakrabarti, Vice-Chancellor, The WB National University of Juridical Sciences remarked, “Today the MoU entered between IIT Kharagpur and West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences will give us a new opportunity to do academic collaboration and research which interfaces Law and Technology. The systems of both the institutions will grow by exchanging our human resources as well as academic resources, thereby attempting to fulfill the objectives of NEP2020. We start our collaboration within this month itself in formulating some road map.”
About IIT Kharagpur
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT KGP) is a higher educational and academic institute, known globally for nurturing industry ready professionals for the world and is a pioneer institution to provide Excellence in Education, producing affordable technology innovations. Set up in 1951 in a detention camp as an Institute of National Importance, the Institute ranks among the top five institutes in India and is awarded, “The Institute of Eminence”, by the Govt. of India in 2019. The Institute is engaged in several international and national mission projects and ranks significantly in research output with about 19 academic departments, 12 schools, 18 centers (including 5 Centre of Excellence) and 2 academies with vast tree-laden campus, spreading over 2100 acres having 15,720+ students. Currently, it has about 810+ faculty, 880+ employees and 1270+ projects. To know more visit: [http://www.iitkgp.ac.in/|www.iitkgp.ac.in] [http://www.iitkgp.ac.in/]
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