IIT Roorkee Delegates Visited the University of Surrey, UK to Strengthen Collaborations

It was a pleasant day in Surrey, UK when delegates from IIT Roorkee visited the University of Surrey Campus. IIT Roorkee has very strong connections with Uni of Surrey, and recently both have signed MoU. The visit was to strengthen them further by brainstorming on the proposals for joint doctoral degree programs, faculty exchange and student mobility for the same.

From IIT Roorkee, Prof Partha Roy (Dean of Resources & Alumni Affairs), Prof P Arumugam (Dean, International Relations) and Dr Ravikant Ranjan (International Relations Office) interacted with the faculty members of Uni of Surrey, Prof Jhuma Sadhukan (Centre for Environment and SustainabilityDepartment of Chemical and Process Engineering, Prof Prashant Kumar (Associate Dean (International), Professor and Chair in Air Quality and Health; Founding Director, Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE) and Prof Paul Stevenson, Head of the Theoretical Nuclear Physics Group.

The initial discussion was about the joint degree program, which was proposed during the earlier visit of Prof Sadhukan to IIT Roorkee, under the Exploratory Grant funded by the British Council’s Going Global Partnerships programme.

Both partner institutes had long discussions regarding the opportunities available at IIT-Roorkee for faculty & student exchanges, and research collaborations, including joint degree programmes. For research collaboration, Prof Jhuma requested a letter of support from Prof Arumugam. Later Prof Kumar accompanied the IITR delegates to different research facilities of Uni of Surrey and apprised the visiting delegates about various opportunities for collaboration and mobility. Prof Arumugam invited the host university members to visit IIT Roorkee, to continue the discussions to strengthen cooperation.