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NIT Sikkim BTech students eligible for direct admission to IIT Delhi PhD programmes

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Posted on 26 Nov 2021
13:04 PM
 An MoU was signed by IIT Delhi director V Ramgopal Rao and NIT Sikkim director M.C. Govil.

An MoU was signed by IIT Delhi director V Ramgopal Rao and NIT Sikkim director M.C. Govil. Facebook

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NIT Sikkim and IIT Delhi sign MoU to facilitate exchange of faculty, students and research scholars
Faculty members from IIT Delhi will act as mentors for each of the departments of NIT Sikkim

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and National Institute of Technology (NIT) Sikkim have recently signed an MoU to foster academic and research collaboration in areas of mutual interest.

BTech students at NIT Sikkim will now be eligible for direct admission to PhD programmes at IIT Delhi without appearing for GATE or any other national-level examination.

The MoU, which was signed by IIT Delhi director V Ramgopal Rao, and NIT Sikkim director M.C. Govil, will also facilitate faculty and student exchange programmes between the two institutes.

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The undergraduate students of NIT Sikkim with a CGPA of 8.00 at the end of their sixth semester (third year) will be eligible to apply to IIT Delhi for a summer project and complete their fourth year (seventh and eighth semesters, or either) there.

Having scored a minimum CGPA of 8.00, the requirement of GATE for PhD is waived off. The students will be expected to demonstrate sufficient merit in coursework and research during their seventh and eighth semesters in BTech.

On completion of their fourth year at IIT Delhi, students will be considered for an early admission into the institute's PhD programmes based on their academic performance.

“I am confident that our association with IIT Delhi will benefit our students and faculty with regard to research and innovation. I hope that it will usher in a new era of technological and academic brilliance in the Northeast and help the region develop at a brisk pace,” NIT Sikkim director M.C. Govil said.

Welcoming the MoU, IIT Delhi director V Ramgopal Rao said that IIT Delhi will provide NIT Sikkim exposure to a world-class research infrastructure.

A mentorship programme has also been envisaged where faculty members from IIT Delhi will act as mentors for the departments at NIT Sikkim. This will facilitate the exchange of faculty/staff at a departmental level, which can be done both online/offline. This programme may also be extended to include creation of common virtual/physical laboratory facilities.

IIT Delhi will not charge any academic fees from the NIT students since they would be paying a regular academic fee at their parent institute.

Last updated on 26 Nov 2021
13:24 PM
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