Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IIT Kanpur, IIT(ISM) Dhanbad and NIT Rourkela here today for establishment of ‘BIS Standardization Chair Professor’ at these institutes.
This is an initiative towards institutionalizing its engagement with the eminent institutes of the country for securing active participation of academia in standards formulation and making teaching of Indian standards an integral part of the curriculum. This will promote excellence and leadership in teaching, research and development in the field of Science and various Engineering, disciplines.
On this occasion, Shri Pramod Kumar Tiwari, Director General, BIS said that the MoU would facilitate the research & development, teaching and training in the field of Standardization and Conformity Assessment in the country with focus on the areas of civil, electrical, mechanical, chemical, earthquake engineering, development and management of water resources and renewable energy projects, infrastructure development, medical biotechnology and nanotechnology, biotechnology, biomaterials, etc. The association would also enhance the involvement of youngsters in standardization, so as to make them future ready professionals and instil a sense of quality consciousness. It is also anticipated that technology innovation and standards development shall be interwoven seamlessly to foster development of technology-oriented products and services.
Prof Kantesh Balani, Dean of Resources & Alumni, IIT Kanpur; Prof Rajiv Shekhar, Director, IIT(ISM), Dhanbad; and Prof K Umamaheshwar Rao, Director, NIT Rourkela assured commitment towards this initiative and agreed to extend all the necessary support.