Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras and University of Birmingham are going to launch joint postgraduate programmes. In these programs, students will be studying at the university and IIT Madras and will receive a single degree. The first joint masters programme is proposed to be launched next year.
Professor V Kamakoti, director, IIT Madras, and Professor Adam Tickell, vice-chancellor and principal, University of Birmingham, signed an agreement to explore study areas including data science, energy systems and biomedical engineering. IIT Madras and the university have also agreed to establish a joint research fund to support academics and researchers for these fields.
“The joint programmes will be delivered at the campuses of both institutions and mutual recognition of academic credits issued by each university will lead to the award of a single degree certificate, read an official statement from IIT Madras.
Highlighting the importance of this collaboration, Tickell said, “These innovative joint postgraduate programmes between IIT Madras and University Birmingham 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.”
Elaborating on the importance of this partnership, professor Raghunathan Rengaswamy, dean (Global Engagement), IIT Madras, said, “This is a great beginning for what we hope will be a long and fruitful association with University of Birmingham, hitting several high notes.”