Noida, 22nd September- The Indian Institute of Technology Madras has tied up with Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore to offer joint Doctoral program. Infosys co-founder, Kris Gopalakrishnan, an alumnus of IIT Madras, has agreed to sponsor 5 IIT Madras students annually for travel and stay at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (up to 18 months) to pursue the part of their Ph.D program.
IIT Madras and NTU Singapore has signed a MoU to offer doctoral program jointly, it will not just strengthen the IIT Madras’ collaborations with NTU, but will also enable exchange of equal number of scholars from IIT Madras to NTU Singapore. Earlier on June 2, an alumni meeting held to serve to strengthen the bond between alumni and their ‘alma mater’ between the 2 institutions.
“NTU is sending a delegation of faculty for a Research Collaboration Workshop at IIT Madras. A reciprocal workshop is planned at NTU in early 2019. Both institutions will attempt to get five Ph.D. candidates enrolled in the joint programme during 2019. IIT Madras alumni in Singapore will continue to meet regularly, and look for ways to give back to IIT Madras and to India” R Nagarajan, Alumni Community Chair Professor, IIT Madras, in a press release issued by the institute said.
Kris Gopalakrishnan, an alumnus of IIT Madras in the release said, “I strongly believe in international collaboration in research so that diverse perspectives can be brought to solve global challenges. NTU and IIT Madras are research leaders in many complimentary areas and I am sure that this collaboration will help advance research in both institutes.”