IIT KGP and REDOC SPI tie up in doctoral education
Kolkata, Oct 7 (PTI) IIT Kharagpur and REDOC SPI, a
French network of doctoral schools, have come together to
strengthen institutional collaboration in doctoral education
and research.
Through this initiative, interaction and collaboration
will be promoted between the IIT KGP and the REDOC SPI through
visits and exchange programmes, joint academic and research
doctoral programmes and joint supervision of doctoral students
on a reciprocal basis, an IIT KGP statement said here on
An MoU to this effect was signed on October 3, 2018 in
Kolkata during the 'Choose France Tour' event.
As per the initiative, IIT KGP and REDOC SPI will launch
dedicated sections on their websites to share and promote
information and opportunities related to doctoral studies in
electrical and mechanical engineering.
Funding opportunities could be sought from Indo-French
'Raman Charpak Fellowship' programme of IFCPAR/CEFIPRA, apart
from other funding programmes available in both countries.
"This is an exciting partnership enabling engagement of
our Institute with 27 doctoral schools throughout France,"
said Prof Anandaroop Bhattacharya, Coordinator of the
collaborative initiative of IIT KGP.
He said, IITKGP and REDOC SPI might formulate joint
academic and research activities such as short courses,
seminars, workshops or conferences based on their mutual
interests and available expertise.
"They may also share and carry out joint research in
technology for distance and computer-based learning," he said.
Prof Hubert Romat, Director International Relations, will
be the coordinator of REDOC SPI.
REDOC SPI is the only Network of French Doctoral Schools
in the fields of mechanical and electrical engineering among
"We are really happy to have this association with IIT
Kharagpur and we look forward to a long and productive
partnership with the talented faculty members of this iconic
Institute of India," Romat was quoted to have said in the
"The relationship also aims at enhancing the technological,
social and cultural relations of both
countries/states/regions. It includes some specifically
identified areas of cooperation, which may be updated from
time to time" Bhattacharya said in the statement. PTI SUS PR