The George Fernandes Institute of Tunnel Technology established by Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd., at Madgaon, is set to get further strengthened with the support from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
KRCL and IIT, Bombay, entered into a memorandum of understanding to this effect at Mumbai on Tuesday for technical collaboration. The corporation had already entered into an MoU with ETH Zurich, a science, technology, engineering and mathematics university in Switzerland this August.
While IIT, Bombay, is recognised worldwide for the high-quality education and for undertaking cutting edge research in various areas of science, technology, engineering, management and humanities, KRCL has been a leader in construction of transportation tunnels.
IIT Director D.V. Khakhar and KRCL Chairman and Managing Director Sanjay Gupta signed the MoU at the former’s premises.
The pact seeks to develop the tunnel technology institute into a world-class premier centre of knowledge in tunnel and underground structure technologies. It also seeks to provide opportunity to UG and PG students of the IIT to gain practical experience.