NIT Goa to tie up with Madras, Bombay IITs

first_imgPANAJI: The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Goa, is working on a proposal to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M), to transfer 10 of its students to IIT-M for orientation every year before they proceed for the PhD programme.The institute is also working on a project to introduce virtual classrooms and blended massive open online courses through mutually interactive sessions with the participation of reputed faculties from IIT Bombay. NIT Goa director Gopal Mugeraya told reporters on Friday that the institute will introduce mechanical and civil engineering courses from 2018-19. Mr. Mugeraya said the construction for the new campus in Cuncolim, South Goa, being built for an estimated ₹1,200 crore, is expected to begin by November. An administrative block and three centres with multiple classrooms will be constructed during the first phase, which is expected to be ready by 2020 with an investment of ₹500 crore.last_img

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