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SPARC: 7 research projects chosen by HRD will boost R&D in IIT Mandi

SPARC: 7 research projects chosen by HRD will boost R&D in IIT Mandi

Mandi, Mar 11 (UNI) As many as seven research proposals of Indian Institute of Technology Mandi have been chosen by Ministry of Human Resource Development under Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration aimed at boosting collaborations with international universities.

"These seven faculty-led, research projects are in areas such as ‘Energy and Water Sustainability’, ‘Advanced Sensors, Electronics and Communication’, ‘Infectious Diseases and Clinical Research’, ‘Humanities and Social Sciences’, ‘Nano, Biotechnology and Applications’, ‘Advanced Functional and Meta Materials’ and ‘Basic Sciences’," a statement here said on Monday.

The SPARC grants will help IIT Mandi to collaborate with international universities located in U.S., France, Germany, UK and Taiwan (Republic of China), world-class faculties and researchers from across the globe to undertake joint research work and to offer short term courses to the students.

Dr. Prem Felix Siril, Dean (Sponsored Research and Industrial Consultancy), IIT Mandi, said, “These projects will boost our efforts to establish partnerships with leading Universities across the globe. Additionally, IIT Mandi is contributing to the SPARC scheme as the nodal Institution for developing collaborations with academic Institutions in Germany.”

SPARC aims at improving the research ecosystem of India’s Higher Educational Institutions by facilitating academic and research collaborations between Indian Institutions [overall top-100 or category-wise top-100 in NIRF (including such Private Institutions which are recognized under 12(B) of UGC Act)] and the best institutions in the world (top-500 overall and top-200 subject-wise institutions listed in QS World University Ranking), from 28 selected nations, to jointly solve problems of national and/or international relevance.

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