15 May 2015
Tomsk Polytechnic University and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi will exchange students, faculty members and research experience
Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi have signed Memorandum for academic and research cooperation. Both Universities are conducting negotiations for the purpose of exchanging students and postgraduate students and organizing foreign trainings for faculty members.
«We have agreed to exchange faculty members, students and postgraduate students. We are ready to conduct short-term study programmes, co-supervise postgraduate students and develop cooperation in other fields», - said Yuri Borovikov, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs of TPU.
Memorandum was signed within the presidium meeting of the Russian Rectors’ Union and Indian Rectors. The meeting was organized at Lomonosov Moscow State University. The representatives of the leading Indian Universities and Russian Universities of the project «5-100» took part in the meeting. At the signing ceremony the President of India Pranab Mukherjee and the Minister of Education and Science of Russia Dmitry Livanov were among the participants.
During the meeting the representatives of both countries signed the Declaration of the Russian–Indian University Association. The Association is created to bring together leading Russian and Indian universities for academic and research cooperation. Tomsk Polytechnic University will take part in this work, underlined Yuri Borovikov.
«The representatives of Indian universities were very interested in TPU joint programmes and research projects in Nuclear Engineering, Non-Destructive Control&Diagnostics, Petroleum Engineering», — told Yuri Borovikov.
This year TPU has held a wide admission campaign in India and received 42 requests for studying at TPU. The representatives of both countries are discussing the prospects to exchange information on research and educational programmes.
«This meeting is very important for further cooperation between TPU and leading Indian universities. Sharing of best practices will help TPU to promote publication activity in high impact journals. We also hope to cooperate in joint research and education projects», — said Vyacheslav Erokhin, Acting Director of the Institute of International Education and Language Communication of TPU.
The representatives of leading Indian Institutes of Technology (the most relevant to the Russian programme of international competitiveness «5-100») including Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Roorkee, Indian Statistical Institute, National Centre for biological sciences, Delhi University, Jawaharla Nehru University were in the Indian Delegation.