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JAMMU: Model Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET) signed a broad-based MoU with the Indian Institute of Technology, Jammu (IIT) promoting academic collaboration. The MoU was signed between Prof. Manoj S. Gaur, Director IIT Jammu and Prof. Ankur Gupta, Director MIET at the IIT Jammu campus on Saturday.Other dignitaries present on the occasion were Col. Sanjay Kumar Dahiya, Registrar, Dr. Amitash Ojha, Dr. Ankit Kathuria, Dr. Lakhwinder Singh and Akanksha Chauhan (from IIT Jammu) and Prof. S.K Sharma, Director Academics, Prof. Ashok Kumar and Dr. Sahil Sawhney (from MIET).This is a first of its kind academic collaboration in the region, under which IIT Jammu shall offer advanced courses leading to minor degree specializations for MIET B.E students. Initially, two specializations in Hydraulics & Water Resources Engineering and Transportation Engineering shall be offered for the B.E Civil Engineering students of MIET.MIET students shall undertake four courses between the third and sixth semesters at IIT Jammu, which will be delivered by IITJMU faculty.It is expected that this arrangement shall result in the attainment of high quality learning outcomes and help orient the students towards solving critical challenges in the local context.Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Manoj Gaur, described the MoU as far-reaching and aligned with the vision of IIT to help with capacity building in the region.Prof. Ankur Gupta, Director MIET opined that the current MoU has set the benchmark for deep engagement between regional institutions and institutions of national importance such as the IITJMU. Currently, no such collaboration exists in the country.
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