Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bhubaneswar Director Prof RV Raja Kumar along with some of the Deans recently visited Singapore to establish collaborating connections with well-reputed institutions there.
The delegation visited the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National University of Singapore (NUS) and the highly acclaimed research institutions under A*STAR to study the faculty hiring and recruitment processes, basic infrastructure, teaching programmes, research environment prevailing in those institutions.
After returning, Prof Kumar said that the visit was fruitful on multiple fronts including in getting bright applications for faculty positions, forging collaborations for course sharing, joint research, mutual learning of best practices.
He also felt that the infrastructure being created at the IIT BBS is going to be of comparable standards to those universities and added that the institute would send faculties to those institutions to carry on collaborative work in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR-VR).
The Director had meetings with NTU President Prof Subra Suresh, Strategy and Partnerships Associate VP Prof Subodh Mhaisalkar and Nanyang Technological University (NTU)-India Global Connect Director Prof BVR Chowdhury for
establishing long-term coordination in education and research.