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IIT-Kharagpur signs MoU with NUJS for joint academic prog, faculty support | Kolkata News

IIT-Kharagpur has signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) to organise joint academic programme and faculty support for various courses, said the institute in a release on Saturday.

The joint programmes in multidisciplinary domains will lead to patent rights, copyrights and other intellectual property rights in accordance with the polices on intellectual property.

The institute said apart from academic exchanges, certificate/diploma courses relating to law, science, engineering, technology and practical training along with facilities will be initiated between the partner institutes.

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VK Tewari, Director of IIT-Kharagpur said, “On the lines of multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary development of our students mentioned in National Education Policy 2020, this academic exchanges will indeed be beneficial to generate translational research domains that encompasses both law and technology. Our law school has been recognised among the top 10 in India by the NIRF ranking 2023 and we hope to amalgamate technical studies with law in a larger perspective of excellence in mutually convergent areas of both the domains.”

The MoU was signed on Thursday at the IIT-Kharagpur campus by NUJS vice-chancellor Nirmal Kanti Chakrabarti in the presence of its director VK Tewari, registrar Capt Amit Jain (retd), Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law Dean Prof Dipa Dube and its Associate Dean Prof Debashish Chakravarty.

Nirmal Kanti Chakrabarti, Vice-Chancellor (NUJS), said, “The MoU will provide a new opportunity to do academic collaboration and research which interfaces law and technology. The systems of both will grow by exchanging our human resources as well as academic resources, thereby attempting to fulfill the objectives of NEP 2020. We start our collaboration within this month in formulating road map,” he said.

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