Online meeting between Astana IT University, Kazakhstan and IIT Roorkee

An online meeting was held between the Astana IT University, Kazakhstan and IIT Roorkee on January 13, 2023.  Dr Leila Salykova, Head of the International cooperation department; Ms Aliya Omarkhanova, Chief manager of the International Cooperation Department; Mr Adil Zeinullayev, Manager of the International cooperation department, Ms Znansaya Makhambetova, Chief manager of the Department of Science and Innovation participated from Astana IT University. Whereas Prof Apurbba Kumar Sharma, Dean of Academic Affairs; Prof Bhola Ram Gurjar, Professor of Civil Engineering; Prof P Arumugam, Dean of International Relations; Prof Anil Kumar Gourishetty, Assoc. Professor of Physics; Dr Ravikant Ranjan, Executive Officer; Dr Shantanu Wahal, Executive Officer- International Relations participated from IIT Roorkee. This meeting was organized and coordinated by Mr Sanjay Vedi, Director of Swami Vivekanand Cultural Center, Embassy of India, Kazakhstan.

The group discussed various possibilities of collaborations between the two institutes including setting up department level exchange programs for students and faculty members, internships programs for students etc. It was also discussed how IIT Roorkee could help Astana University in setting up course curriculum and research facilities through promotion our joint programs between the faculty members of the two institutes. Finally, as a next step it was decided that a draft MoU will be prepared by Mr Vedi and shared with both the Astana University and IIT Roorkee for its execution.