Taking one step forward, today, on 27th September, 2019, AICTE and IIT Guwahati have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the auspicious presence of Union Minster of Human Resource Development, Shri. Ramesh Pokhriyal,‘Nishank’ for extending internships to students from Jammu and Kashmir and students studying in AICTE approved institutions across the country under Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme.
Under this MoU, IIT Guwahati will enrol 100 Meritorious students from Jammu and Kashmir in batches of 25, for internship at IIT Guwahati from 1st May 2020 – 30th May 2020. The objective of the MoU is to provide an exposure to the youth from Jammu and Kashmir to the academic culture at Higher Learning Institutes of India.
The MoU was signed during the IIT Council meeting at IIT Delhi on 27th September 2019. Union Minster for Human Resource Development, Shri. Ramesh Pokhriyal,‘Nishank’ encouraged other IIT’s to be involved in this Nation building initiative. Three other IITs at Kanpur, Raipur and Hyderabad have also expressed their interest in such an MoU. Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE, informed that AICTE has decided to contact all other IITs/NITs & IIMs to follow suit so that maximum number of brothers and sisters from J&K get empowered.