IIT-KGP joins hands with Canada varsity for doctoral prog

    Kolkata, June 28 (PTI) As part of its mission to
"reach out globally and engage actively", IIT-Kharagpur has
collaborated with University of Alberta, Canada, to launch a
Joint Doctoral Degree Program (JDP) -- aimed at facilitating
academic exchanges between the faculty members and students of
the two countries.
    The programme will give students an opportunity to
undertake research at the partner institute for a period of
six months to one year, a statement by IIT-Kharagpur said.
    Virendra Kumar Tewari, the director of IIT Kharagpur,
said, "We have to engage actively in a more strategic manner,
in the post-COVID 19 world."
    "The partnership programme will include identification
of research projects for students, joint supervision,
fellowships with financial support in the form of a monthly
stipend to cover the cost of accommodation and meals for
students during their visit," Tewari said.
    The participating students will receive recognition
upon completion of the programme, the statement added. PTI SUS

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