IIT-Madras has joined hands with five universities from across the world, including one in China, for collaboration in research.
After more than a year of negotiations, Universite de Technologie de Troyes in France, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, University of Waterloo in Canada, University of Liverpool in UK and National Tsing Hua University in China have tied up with IIT-M to offer joint PhD programmes.
Lih J Chen, president of NTHU, called the agreement with IIT-M a watershed moment for the Chinese varsity. “To carry out research of the highest quality… it can no longer merely be an ‘in-house’ affair,” he said.
R Nagarajan, IIT-M dean of international & alumni relations, said: “We follow a simple 4-stage process,” he said. “We start with faculty collaboration, move on to student exchanges, which leads to co-supervision and ultimately culminates in a joint degree programme.” (TOI)