The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) for collaboration in the field of development planning, public administration, training and conducting scientific research.
The MoU was signed by IIT Roorkee director professor Ajit K Chaturvedi and IIPA director SN Tripathi. According to the MoU, both institutions will jointly organise activities such as conducting research studies, field studies, consultancies on contemporary issues, workshops, seminars and academic programmes in the areas of development planning and public administration including urban and rural development. The MoU will also enable them to exchange faculty members, officials and experts periodically to foster greater collaboration.
Professor Chaturvedi said, “We are glad to partner with IIPA for knowledge sharing and research. We believe the collaboration will be beneficial to both the institutes.”
Adding to this, Tripathi said, “The partnership with IIT Roorkee will greatly enrich our knowledge in the scientific domain and is in line with our vision to promote capacity-building for good governance in promoting integrated government online training (#i.GOT).”
According to the MoU, the two institutions will negotiate to establish a specific cooperation programme to achieve the objectives. This will also include annual plan of cooperation beginning from financial year 2020-21 onwards.