BIS sets up ‘Standardization Chair Professor’ in two IITs
New Delhi: The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati and Gandhinagar, as well as the National Institute of Technology Calicut, for the establishment of ‘BIS Standardization Chair Professor’ at these institutes.
This is an initiative towards institutionalizing its engagement with the eminent institutes of the country for securing active participation of academia in standards formulation and making the teaching of Indian standards an integral part of the curriculum, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, stated here today.
The BIS Standardization Chair is created for research and development, teaching and training in the field of Standardization and Conformity Assessment in the country with a focus on the areas of Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Earthquake Engineering, Development and Management of water resources and renewable energy projects, Infrastructure Development, Medical Biotechnology and Nanotechnology, Biomaterials, etc. This will promote excellence and leadership in teaching and research & development in the field of science and various disciplines.
On this occasion, Pramod Kumar Tiwari, Director General, BIS said that the MoUs between the premier academic institutes and BIS would strengthen and enhance the standards formulation activity by facilitating Research and Development projects, encouraging the involvement of young minds in the area of the standardization process and jointly organizing seminars, conferences, workshops symposia or lectures, training and short-term education programs. He also emphasized the need to engage with start-ups and incubation centres at academic institutions in the formulation of new standards and compliance with the existing ones. He further expressed his anticipation that technology innovation and standards development shall be interwoven seamlessly to foster development.
Professor Parameswar K. Iyer, Officiating Director IIT Guwahati; Professor Rajat Moona, Director IIT Gandhinagar; Professor Prasad Krishna, Director NIT Calicut (connected through Video Conference) assured commitment towards this initiative and agreed to take forward the collaboration with BIS.
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