In an interesting turn of events, recently, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee has signed an MoU with the Bureau of Indian Standards for collaboration in sectors of standardisation and conformity assessment based on equality and reciprocity, an official said on Thursday.
As per the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), both entities will team up in a number of fields including civil, electrical, mechanical, chemical, earthquake engineering, development and management of water resources and renewable energy projects, an IIT press release stated.
Other fields of collaboration will be infrastructure development, medical biotechnology and nanotechnology and biomaterials, it said. “We are happy to collaborate with the BIS and contribute to the country’s endeavour to ensure adequate standardisation and conformity assessment,” Director, IIT Roorkee Ajit K Chaturvedi said after signing of the MoU on Wednesday.
Both institutes will partake in standardisation activity through technical committees of the bureau at the national and international level, take up R&D projects associated to standardisation and conformity assessment to accomplish the objectives of the MoU.
“IIT, Roorkee’s expertise in technology and research is well-known. As the National Standards Body, we are excited to partner in their journey to move a step ahead so as to benefit national standardisation,” BIS Director General Pramod Kumar Tiwari said.