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IIT Mandi, Republic of Korea explore potential collaborations

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Our Correspondent
Posted on 25 Jun 2022
13:23 PM
The Indo-Korean Center for Research and Innovation officials at IIT Mandi.

The Indo-Korean Center for Research and Innovation officials at IIT Mandi. Source: IIT Mandi

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Summary
IKCRI promotes collaborative research between India and the Republic of Korea
Officials discussed the Korean Ambassador’s visit to India to participate in the institute’s colloquium and to sign an MoU between IIT Mandi and Yonsei University College of Medicine

The Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi (IIT Mandi) recently had visitors from the Indo-Korean Center for Research and Innovation (IKCRI) in New Delhi and the embassy of the Republic of Korea.

The two-day visit by Y J Park, director of IKCRI and Hyo Hee Lee, Science and Technology attaché at the embassy of the Republic of Korea, included discussions on potential collaborations between IIT Mandi and the Korean universities that could contribute to the institute's vision of serving the stakeholders of both communities through technological interventions and research.

During their campus tour, Park and Lee visited multiple state-of-the-art labs, including MANAS Lab, ACS Lab and Advanced Materials Research Centre, BioX Centre, Centre for Design and Fabrication of Electronic Devices (C4DFED), IIT Mandi iHub and HCI Foundation and interacted with the students and researchers at the facilities.

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While meeting Laxmidhar Behera, director of IIT Mandi and professor, Park and Lee discussed the Korean Ambassador’s visit to India, to participate in the Institute’s colloquium as well as to sign an MoU between IIT Mandi and Yonsei University College of Medicine.

Expressing his gratitude towards the institute’s guests, Behera said, "It is a pleasure to connect with IKCRI through this visit of Y.J. Park and Hyo Hee Lee. IIT Mandi shares a common vision to encourage scientific institutions, the academic community, and young experts to cooperate through joint coordinated efforts in innovative work to foster advancements for advantageous turn of events.''

Speaking about his visit to IIT Mandi, Park said, “It was a great pleasure to meet Laxmidhar Behera; Varun Dutt and Chayan Nandi, professors; and other faculty members during our campus visit. We are overjoyed by the two-day visit to see the research work for upcoming inventions duly carried out by IIT Mandi in the field of Information Technology, Biotech, and much more. It was great to have the experience and observe the research projects, such as landslide alarm systems, cognitive research in artificial intelligence, VR methodology, etc. After visiting the IIT Mandi campus it seems that together we can do much more to achieve our common goal with a high level of efficacy."

IKCRI promotes collaborative research between India and the Republic of Korea. It coordinates a common platform to connect the India-Korea science, technology, and innovation ecosystem while conducting regular bilateral meetings to provide benefits and necessary support for both communities.

Last updated on 25 Jun 2022
13:23 PM
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