- Under this scheme, students enrolled at Kathmandu University will have the chance to spend a year at IIT Hyderabad
Kathmandu University and the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, are set to collaborate on a Joint Doctoral Programme (JDP) at the PhD level across various research domains. A delegation from IIT Hyderabad recently paid a visit to Kathmandu University, resulting in decisions to reinforce the affiliations between the institutions.
Under this scheme, students enrolled at Kathmandu University will have the chance to spend a year at IIT Hyderabad. During their tenure, they will receive financial support through a scholarship and the reciprocal arrangement will also apply.
Through this collaboration, both institutions aim to cultivate academic and research partnerships in areas of mutual interest and complementary competencies. The students will have the opportunity to engage in fields encompassing science, technology, design, and medical innovations
IIT Hyderabad will welcome ten BTech students from Kathmandu University in their final year starting from the August 2023 cycle, exposing them to research activities. The institute will also host undergraduate students from the university for concise research internships.
Faculty exchange will facilitate collaborative efforts to address shared challenges faced by both nations. The institutes will further nurture their ongoing cooperation in the realms of medical technology, yoga, and heritage science.
The official Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the two institutions at Kathmandu University during the launch of the programme last month. The MoU was formalized by Professor BS Murty, the Director of IIT Hyderabad, and Professor Bhola Thapa, the Vice Chancellor of Kathmandu University.