MP: 50 BTech students from state colleges will soon be able to pursue final-year at IIT Indore

An MoU between Rajeev Gandhi Technological University makes it possible for 
Here's the latest | (Pic: EdexLive)
Here's the latest | (Pic: EdexLive)

The Madhya Pradesh government is working towards a tie-up with the Indian Institute of Technology Indore under which 50 students from engineering colleges in the state will be able to do their final year of BTech course from IIT Indore, an official said on Tuesday.

The state government-run Rajiv Gandhi Technological University plans to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IIT Indore which will allow 50 students from different engineering colleges in MP to pursue their final year from the premiere institute, the official said.

As part of the proposed MOU, the official said, regular teachers of government engineering colleges of the state will also be given the opportunity to pursue a PhD part-time from IIT Indore while doing their regular teaching work.

An IIT Indore spokesperson said talks are on between the two sides on the draft MoU with the Rajiv Gandhi Technological University but is yet to be finalised.

Other developments at IIT Indore
IIT Indore's Department of Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Space Engineering (DAASE)  has launched a BTech programme in Space Science and Engineering, on March 14. The inaugural batch of this programme will have 20 students and will start in July 2023. There will be room for 20 students in the first batch. The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced will be used to admit programmers.

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