Purdue, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad to expand educational, research collaborations
May 5, 2015
President Mitch Daniels and Uday B. Desai, director of the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, signed a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions on April 24. (Photo provided)
On April 24, President Mitch Daniels and Uday B. Desai, director of the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, signed a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions with the goal of strengthening and expanding the mutual contacts between the two universities.
IITH is a relatively new university, established in 2008, focused on engineering, science, and the liberal arts. Desai is interested in creative approaches for courses and curricula and partnering on Purdue innovations in course content and delivery methods. IITH is building a state-of-the art campus that will house its research, education and student programs and facilitate interactions with global partners.
The memorandum of understanding builds on several active partnership activities between Purdue and IITH, including faculty visits and student research experiences. The agreement provides a vehicle for the institutions to expand the collaborative educational and research opportunities for faculty and students at the two universities. Among the activities are plans for short- and long-term faculty exchange, undergraduate and graduate student exchange and collaborative education and research programs.