Stevens Institute of Technology and the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi will sign a multi-faceted memorandum of understanding (MoU) in June this year at a ceremony in New Delhi to be attended by the President of Stevens Institute, Dr. Hal Raveche.
The goal of the cooperative agreement is to foster collaboration, provide opportunities for global experience and to facilitate the advancement of knowledge. The five-year agreement calls for:
- An exchange of faculty and doctoral students to promote jointly sponsored research and consulting
- Summer exchange internships for both IIT Delhi and Stevens students
- Jointly organized short-term continuing education programs on topics of mutual interest
- Jointly organized workshops and conferences.
Initial activities under the agreement include:
- A visit to Stevens in summer, 2007 by Professor Sushil, an eminent researcher and educator from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Professor Sushil has published many articles and several books in the areas flexible manufacturing and flexible organizational systems. While at Stevens, Professor Sushil taught a course on "Flexible Organizations" in the Howe School of Technology Management's graduate program.
- Joint sponsorship of the International Conference of the Global Institute of Flexible Systems Management (GLOGIFT). The theme of the GLOGIFT '08 conference is "Flexible Enterprise for Global Business." This conference will be hosted at Stevens Institute of Technology on June 14-16, 2008 and will attract researchers form all over the world.
The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi is one of the seven Institutes of Technology created as centers of excellence for higher training, research and development in science, engineering and technology in India, the others being at Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Bombay, Guwahati, and Roorkee. Established as a College of Engineering in 1961, the Institute was later declared an Institution of National Importance under the "Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 1963" and was renamed "Indian Institute of Technology Delhi". It was then accorded the status of a deemed university with powers to decide its own academic policy, to conduct its own examinations, and to award its own degrees.