On Tuesday, around 20 industry partners of this initiative attended a workshop held at IIT Madras campus.
“IIT Madras is the Top-Ranked engineering institute in India, as per NIRF, for last four years in a row and was also adjudged as the ‘Top innovative Institution’ in the country in Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2019 launched by Innovation Cell of MHRD. The Institute has a responsibility not only to remain in the forefront but also to innovate. It is good to have industry come on board early in the curriculum, helping students become more industry-ready by the time they graduate,” said Prof Ravindra Gettu, Dean (Industrial Consultancy and Sponsored Research), IIT Madras. The partners of this TEEDE consortium are eminent universities in Russia, Italy, Germany, Cambodia, India, China, Finland, Belgium and Spain.
Unlike internships, which are short-term, TEEDE envisages students spending considerable amount of time employed in industry as full-time workers, rather than interns, as part of their Curriculum.
A release from IIT Madras said the institution has already developed two industry collaborations under this initiative – in Genomics research coordinated by Department of Biotechnology, IIT Madras, and in Petroleum Engineering coordinated by Department of Ocean Engineering, IIT Madras. The Master’s students from these departments will have the opportunity to work in companies engaged in cutting-edge research in these two fields genomics and petroleum engineering.