National Institute of Technology Agartala (NITA) and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for collaboration on academic activities, and admission offer in the PhD fellow programme is one such initiative. The MoU was signed by Prof V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi and Prof H. K. Sharma, Director, NIT Agartala. The MoU will provide an opportunity to NIT Agartala students, who are currently pursuing a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) and Dual Degree (Integrated B.Tech. and M.Tech.), to explore the option of semester-long internship (project) and undertake courses in IIT Delhi.
The students will also be
considered for direct admission to the PhD programme at IIT Delhi without the
need to qualify GATE or any other national level examination, provided they
maintain a CGPA of 8.00 or higher after their 6th semester of study (8th
semester for Dual Degree students).
Speaking on the occasion,
Prof V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi said, "The MoU will enable
meritorious students of NIT Agartala to do part of their study and project at
IIT Delhi, and also avail early admission in PhD Programme. This will not only
help them but also IIT Delhi in enhancing its research output."
Prof. H. K. Sharma,
Director, NIT Agartala said, "This collaboration will create unique exposure
to the students of NIT Agartala and competitive environment to the graduates of
IITD, which will bring both the Institutions closer in different areas of
academics and research."
early selection of meritorious NITA students to PhD Programme:
This scheme is intended to
enable meritorious students at NIT Agartala enrolled in a B.Tech or Dual Degree
M.Tech programme to carry out part of their studies including project work at
IIT Delhi and offer an opportunity for direct admission to PhD without the need
to qualify GATE or any other national level examination.
It will enable "early
admission" to PhD for NIT Agartala B.Tech. students as early as the end of
their 7th semester, and Dual Degree students as early as the end of their 9th
semester (after they have completed at least a semester of coursework and the project at IIT Delhi).
IIT Delhi also facilitates
student exchange programme where NIT Agartala graduates ca pursue B.Tech up to
the sixth semester at the institute, and then pursue the remaining two
semesters at IIT Delhi. In all, NIT Agartala students can complete their part
of the programme from IIT Delhi. However, NIT Agartala will award the B.Tech
degree. In the case of B.Tech-M.Tech dual degree programme, students can pursue
up to 8th semester and then pursue the rest of the semesters at IIT Delhi. In
this case, too, NIT Agartala will only award he degrees.
Students who are selected to pursue a part of their programme at IIT
Delhi will be offered provisional admission in the PhD programme. However,
the final selection will be made only after evaluating the performance of
candidates based on their course work or research work. The selected candidates
may also get PMRF scholarship.
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