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IIT-M inks pact with Swinburne varsity

Partnership aims at expanding research capacity of both institutions

The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, has proposed to set up a joint research centre with Swinburne University, Australia.

The partnership aims at expanding research capacity of both institutions.

IIT-M director Bhaskar Ramamurthi who signed the agreement said, “The visit by the Swinburne delegation led by the Chancellor paves the way for taking our partnership to the next level.”

Graham Goldsmith, Chancellor, the signatory for Swinburne University of Technology, said: “Swinburne is the first Australian university to have a joint Ph.D programme with IIT Madras and we currently have several students enrolled.”

With the sanctioned funding of $300,000 for a three-year period, shared equally between the two institutions, the focus areas would be advanced manufacturing and materials, smart farming, medical devices, artificial intelligence, biotechnology and mathematics.

The centre is looking for at least three new industry partnerships with major industries such as Mahindra and Mahindra and Tata Group.

During the partnership period at least 15 Ph.D students will be enrolled and over 30 joint publications are planned, according to a release.

At least 10 proposals are envisaged to be submitted to funding agencies such as Australian Research Council (ARC); Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF); Australia-India EMCR Fellowships; and Indo-Australian Career Boosting Gold Fellowships (IACBGF-Fellowships).

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