Prof. Timothy A Gonsalves (Director, IIT Mandi) signed an MoU with McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, on 3rd February 2016 at the Taj Chandigarh Hotel. McMaster is one of Canada's top universities and one of the leading research universities worldwide. Prof. Peter Mascher, Associate Vice-President International Affairs signed for McMaster.
This MoU is the result of 4 years of effort on our part, with constant help from Rabiz Foda, an IIT-B alumnus based in Ontario. Prof. Mascher was part of a large delegation of business people and academics led by the Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne. Dr. Kunal Ghosh and Dr. Venkata Krishnan from IIT Mandi attended the signing ceremony.
The MoU covers research collaboration, student exchange, etc. in engineering, sciences and the humanities/social sciences. Key research areas in common include: Water and Health, Biomedical Engineering, Renewable/Sustainable Energy, Nanotechnology, Advanced Software Technologies. This will give our faculty and students access to McMaster's enviable academic-industrial ecosystem, and will enable Canadian faculty and students to savour the joys of academics in our sylvan Himalayan campus.
|Prof. Timothy A Gonsalves (Director, IIT Mandi) and Prof. Peter Mascher(Associate Vice-President International Affairs) signing the MoU.|
|Prof. Timothy A Gonsalves and Prof. Peter Mascher exchanging the signed MoU.|
|Prof. Peter Mascher, conversing with Dr. Kunal Ghosh (Asst. Prof., SCEE, IIT Mandi) and Dr. Venkata Krishnan (Asst. Prof., SBS, IIT Mandi).|