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IIT Guwahati and Assam University included in EU's NAMASTE scheme

Indian Institutes in EU's NAMASTE scheme
Silchar, Jul 24 (PTI): Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati and Assam University, Silchar are two institutions from the north east to be included in European Union's Networking and Mobility Actions for Sustainable Technology and Environment (NAMASTE) scheme.

European Union and India will work unitedly to expand the scope of IT and environment high education under the three million Euro scheme for the next four years.

Twenty higher education institutions have been selected for the purpose.

The discussion with European Union will start in September and the project coordinator from India will be IISER-Pune, Assam University Vice Chancellor Somnath Dasgupta said.

The main objectives of the schemes are to improve mutual understanding between the EU and India and enhance political, cultural, educational, and economic links of India with the EU.

It will enhance bilateral cooperation in education and research, thus providing important scientific and technological cooperation, political, educational and economic links between the EU and India.

This project lays emphasis on research and cooperation, establishing collaborative framework for human resource development through training and upgrading the skills of junior faculty staff, undergraduates, postgraduates, PhD and Post doctoral researchers by specified learning objectives in the field of environmental and water resource management, energy, agricultural development, food safety and processing, health, business management, science and technology and innovation.

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