New Delhi: The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with the top six engineering institutes of India for introducing Indian Standards as an integral part of the curriculum. This initiative is towards institutionalizing engagement of BIS with eminent institutes for securing active participation of academia, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, stated here today.
The MoU was signed with the Indian Institute of Technology BHU, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, Indian Institute of Technology Indore, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, Indian Institute of Technology Madras and National Institute of Technology Trichy on November 28, 2022, for the establishment of ‘BIS Standardization Chair Professor’ at these institutes.
The establishment will promote excellence and leadership in teaching and research & development in the field of Science and various disciplines in the respective institutes.
The Director General of BIS, Pramod Kumar Tiwari, during the signing, said that the MoU between the premium academic institutes & BIS would strengthen and enhance the standards formulation activity by facilitating Research & 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 on the need to engage with start-ups & incubation centres at Academic Institutions in the formulation of new standards and compliance with the existing ones. It is also anticipated that technology innovation and standards development shall be interwoven seamlessly to foster the development of technology-oriented products and services.
Prof Vikas Dubey, Dean (R&D) IIT BHU; Dr Narayana Prasad Padhy, Director MNIT; Dr Suhas S. Joshi, Director, IIT Indore; Prof. T.N Singh, Director IIT Patna; Prof. Mahesh Panchagnula, Dean Alumni & Corporate Relations, IIT Madras and Dr S. Muthukumaran, Dean R&C, NIT Trichy assured commitment towards this initiative and agreed to extend all the necessary support.
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