Kathmandu University and the IIT Hyderabad are collaborating to offer a Joint Doctoral Programme (JDP) at the PhD level in various research areas. The recent visit of a delegation from IIT Hyderabad to Kathmandu University resulted in decisions to strengthen ties between the institutions.
IIT Hyderabad and Kathmandu University to join hands
Under this programme, students enrolled at Kathmandu University will have the exciting opportunity to spend one year at IIT Hyderabad, supported by a scholarship during their stay, and vice versa. The aim of this collaboration is to develop academic and research partnerships in areas of common interest and complementary capabilities. The students will be able to work on projects related to science, technology, design, and medical innovations.
As part of this initiative, IIT Hyderabad will host 10 BTech students from Kathmandu University during their final year starting from the August 2023 cycle, providing them with valuable research exposure. Additionally, undergraduate students from Kathmandu University will be invited to IIT Hyderabad for a short research internship.
The collaboration doesn’t stop at student exchanges; there will also be an exchange of faculty members to work together on challenges that are common to both countries. Furthermore, the institutes will continue fostering their ongoing collaboration in the fields of medical technology, yoga, and heritage science.
The formal agreement between the two institutions was solidified with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Kathmandu University during the programme’s launch last month. The MoU was signed by Professor BS Murty, the Director of IIT Hyderabad, and Professor Bhola Thapa, the Vice-Chancellor of Kathmandu University. This partnership holds great promise for fostering knowledge exchange and mutual growth in the academic and research domains, benefiting students and faculties of both institutions.