IIT KGP, Norwegian varsity ink MoU
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    Kolkata, Oct 12 (PTI) The IIT Kharagpur and Norwegian
University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have signed an MoU
to facilitate cooperation in research and education between
the two institutes, an IIT KGP statement said on Friday.
    NTNU is an expert in Hydro Power, Ocean Modelling,
Deep Sea Resources and Marine Technology which will be key
areas of focus under this MoU.
    IIT KGP has three departments and centers working in
these areas -- the Department of Ocean Engineering and Naval
Architecture, the Center for Oceans, Rivers, Atmosphere and
Land Science and the Department of Civil Engineering with its
core areas in Hydrodynamics, Coastal, Marine and Hydraulic
Engineering and Wave Modelling, IIT KGP Deputy Director Prof
Sriman Kumar Bhattacharyya said.
    Both IIT KGP and NTNU have trans-disciplinary academic
and research programs encompassing science and technology,
medicine, social sciences to arts and fine arts and more areas
of common interest will be explored in future.
    Prof Bhattacharyya, and NTNU Rector Dr Gunnar Bovim
signed the MoU in New Delhi on October 11. Nils Ragnar
Kamsvg, Ambassador of Norway to India, was present on this
    Following the meeting of the Prime Ministers of India
and Norway in April this year, the Norwegian Embassy has been
seeking to engage with top educational institutions in India,
the statement said. PTI SUS NN