Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi and the Republic of Korea will soon sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for potential collaboration between the institute and Korean universities.
The issue was discussed during a recent two-day visit of Dr. Y J Park, director, Indo-Korean Center for Research and Innovation (IKCRI), New Delhi, and Hyo Hee Lee, the Science and Technology attaché at the embassy of the Republic of Korea to IIT Mandi. Park’s trip is marked by discussions on potential collaborations between IIT Mandi and the Korean universities that can contribute to the Institute’s vision of serving the stakeholders of both communities via technological interventions and research.
During their campus tour, Park and Lee visited multiple state-of-the-art labs including MANAS Lab, ACS Lab and Advanced Materials Research Centre, BioX Centre, Centre for Design and Fabrication of Electronic Devices (C4DFED) and IIT Mandi iHub and HCI Foundation (iHub) and interacted with the students and researchers at the respective facilities.
While meeting IIT Mandi’s director Prof Laxmidhar Behera, Park and Lee discussed the Korean Ambassador’s visit to India, to participate in the institute’s colloquium as well as to sign an MoU between IIT Mandi and Yonsei University College of Medicine.
It is worth mentioning here that KCRI promotes collaborative research between India and the Republic of Korea. It coordinates a common platform to connect the India Korea Science, Technology, and Innovation ecosystem while conducting regular bilateral meetings to provide benefits and necessary support for both communities. Dr. Park’s visit is a promising opportunity for IIT Mandi and IKCRI to establish a connection through joint collaborations in research and development to develop technologies for the symbiotic development of both communities.