IIT Roorkee Delegation and H.E. Mr P Harish, Ambassador of the Indian Embassy in Berlin, Germany – A meeting was held between the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) delegation and H.E. Mr P Harish, the Ambassador of the Indian Embassy in Berlin on March 25th, 2023. The IIT Roorkee delegation comprised of Prof K K Pant, the Director of IIT Roorkee, Prof V C Srivastava, Dean of International Relations, Prof P Arumugam from the Department of Physics, and Prof Ankit Agarwal from the Department of Hydrology.
Ambassador Harish emphasized his focus on promoting industry connections and discussed measures to further strengthen education and science and technology cooperation between the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and Germany. The meeting focused on the promotion of stronger cooperation and exchange opportunities for undergraduate students. Prof K K Pant highlighted IIT Roorkee’s 175-year history and the institute’s focus on engineering, science, and technology. The delegation discussed the current academic scenario in India and emphasized the importance of international exposure for students. The delegation also highlighted the opportunities available for German students to study at IIT Roorkee and vice versa. Prof V C Srivastava talked about the existing academic collaborations between IIT Roorkee and German universities. The delegation also discussed the possibility of setting up joint research programs and collaborations with German companies. Overall, the meeting was fruitful in discussing opportunities to strengthen cooperation between India and Germany in education and science and technology. The IIT Roorkee delegation expressed their gratitude to Ambassador Harish for his support and guidance in promoting academic collaborations between India and Germany.