IIT Kharagpur and the University of Leeds have agreed for institutional collaboration in education and research. The primary objective is to promote interaction and collaboration between faculty, staff and students of the two institutions through visits and exchange programmes, carry out joint academic and research programmes, joint supervision of doctoral and masters students, on a reciprocal basis. The relationship also aims at enhancing the technological, social and cultural relations of both countries/states/regions.
Apart from the short course, seminars, workshops or conferences, the scope of the MoU will include exploring joint PhD/Masters programmes, possibly in association with other reputed academic, research or industrial organisations. Both institutes will consider tuition fee waivers to the visiting students.
Prof. Samit Chakrabarty, School of Biomedical Sciences shall be the Coordinator from University of Leeds and Professor Nilanjan Das Chakladar, Mechanical Engineering shall be the Coordinator from IIT Kharagpur.