Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics and the Indian Institute of Technology Patna have signed a cooperation agreement.
Within the framework of the agreement the two universities will be supporting and promoting student, staff and faculty mobility, carry out joint research and execute joint academic programs and projects. The new agreement has been signed following a visit of a delegation of Indian university representatives to TUSUR in October 2017.
The Indian Institute of Technology Patna is one of the top-tier schools in India with 15 branches across the country.
«TUSUR University has been working closely with Indian universities for over five years, mostly offering research internship opportunities to students», says Maria Afanasyeva, Expert of Division of International Cooperation. «Our experiences have been exceptionally positive, and most former interns from India comment that the opportunity to make use of their theoretical knowledge in practice in industrial research projects at TUSUR had been a valuable and unique opportunity».
She added that the new agreement will serve to formalize and intensity this cooperation with the Indian Institute of Technology Patna that is particularly interested in the practice-oriented approach practiced in TUSUR.
During their short stay at TUSUR, international interns make use of their theoretical knowledge and hone their professional skills, learn about the Russian culture and language, and expand their own professional connections through joint work and publications. Networking is one of the most valuable aspects of international internships, as publications resulting from such form of research cooperation normally have a higher scientific potential. Of particular value is cooperation with universities that have a similar scientific profile to that of TUSUR.