IIT Guwahati Collaborates with Canadian and Japanese Universities

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati has inked an MoU to collaborate with Dalhousie University in Canada and Gifu University in Japan on 3rd March 2024.

Punam Singh
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IIT Guwahati

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati has inked an MoU to form a significant partnership with international educational institutions. These institutions are renowned for their academic excellence and research facilities. The institute has formalized its collaboration with Dalhousie University in Canada and Gifu University in Japan on 3rd March 2024.


Some of the key highlights of these collaborations 

  • Joint Doctoral Program with Dalhousie University

IIT Guwahati and Dalhousie University have collaborated to offer a Joint Doctoral Program. This program facilitates dynamic research and collaboration between scholars and students from both institutions. This partnership aims to foster an academic environment through exchange programs for students and academic staff, joint research activities and shared research materials.


 International Academic Programs with Gifu University

IIT Guwahati has signed three MoUs with Gifu University to conduct collaborative educational programs.

  • International Joint Ph.D. Program
  • International Masters Joint Degree Program in Food Science and Technology
  • Glocal Expert Program

 These partnerships were officially announced during the 'Japan-NER Bioeconomic Technology Corporation Symposium 2024' which was hosted by IIT Guwahati from 3rd March to 5th March 2024.

The symposium aimed to explore essential technical areas to accelerate bio-economic development in Japan and the Northeastern region of India. The event was witnessed by distinguished researchers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and young researchers from across India and Japan. The event was focused on providing insights into advanced research in food supply chains, sustainable technology, disaster management, and biomass utilization.

“IIT Guwahati is committed to supporting students' academic and personal growth through these programs. The primary goal is for enriching the educational experience of students and noted that such cross-cultural opportunities would enable them to achieve that. In essence, the collaborations aim to provide students with diverse learning experiences and opportunities for growth, fostering a holistic educational environment at IIT Guwahati”, said Prof. Rajeev Ahuja, Officiating Director, IIT Guwahati, expressing his pride in the collaborations with the partner institutes.


The collaboration between IIT Guwahati and these international institutions signifies IIT Guwahati's commitment to promoting global partnership and enhancing academic excellence with the help of international cooperation.