PEC signs MoU with IIT Ropar

This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on March 27th, 2021 by and between the Agriculture and Water Technology Development Hub established by the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, in the framework of National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM – ICPS) at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), and the “Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh.

The MOU was signed by Professor. Dheeraj Sanghi , Director, Professor Divya Bansal, Dean , Alumni, Corporate and International Relations from PEC, Prof. Arun Grover, former VC of PU and Professor P.K Raina, Director, and Dr. Pushpendra P. Singh, Project Director DST-TIH (A Wadh) from Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, Rupnagar.

The mission objective of this MOU is to foster scientific and academic interaction on mutually beneficial areas between PEC and A Wadh. The research work will primarily be focussed in the area of Agriculture and Water Technology. Through this collaboration, A Wadh shall provide R & D resources and start-up opportunities to the PEC students and faculty members in line with IIT Ropar students and faculty members, 5 UG fellowships 2 PG fellowships along with the R & D grant to the PEC students every year , a course on “cyber-physical systems” to 50 students every year and Organize one workshop every year for PEC students on IoT systems.  PEC shall provide 2500 sq ft. AWaDH – incubator and the necessary support in order to carry out above mentioned activities.

The MOU that was signed will mark the beginning of what is hoped will be a long and fruitful collaboration, for promoting ground breaking research and learning in the domain of Agriculture and Water Technology for the student and faculty community as a whole.

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