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IIT Madras and University of Birmingham to launch PG programmes in Data Science, Energy Systems, Biomedical Engineering

Published: 11/26/2022

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT) Madras and the University of Birmingham, the UK, have signed a partnership agreement to offer Joint Master's programmes for their students enrolled at both campuses. The partnership aims at redefining the future of global engineering and technology.

Professor V Kamakoti, director, IIT Madras and professor Adam Tickell, vice-chancellor, University of Birmingham signed a collaborative ‘Statement of Intent’ (SoI) to explore study areas including data science, energy systems and biomedical engineering.

The universities have also agreed to establish a joint research fund to support academics and researchers as they explore potential research partnerships in data science, energy systems, and biomedical engineering.

According to the official notification, the launch of the joint postgraduate programme is scheduled for the next year. The joint programmes will be delivered at the campuses of both institutions. Besides providing students with an academic flexibility to learn and work in their current areas, a mutual recognition of academic credits will be issued by each university, which will further lead to the award of a single degree certificate to them.

Highlighting the importance of this collaboration, professor Adam Tickell, vice-chancellor, University of Birmingham, said, “The varsity is a global ‘civic’ university and committed to forging meaningful education and research partnerships in India. These innovative joint postgraduate programmes with IIT Madras will offer students the opportunity to pursue a world-class education at globally leading institutions in two countries, and to have their educational achievements recognised by both.”

Preeti Aghalayam, faculty advisor for International Academic Programmes (Global Engagement), IIT Madras, said, “We are excited to explore this new vista of internationalisation for IIT Madras, and look forward to putting together a stellar offering benefiting students from all geographies, together with our colleagues at Birmingham.”

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