Kathmandu University and IIT Hyderabad launch joint doctoral programme

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The Kathmandu University (KU) and Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) have joined hands to create a special joint program. This programme is called the Joint Doctoral Programme (JDP) and is designed for students who wish to pursue advanced research at the PhD level. It covers various subjects which includes science, technology, medical innovations and design. Bright students from both India and Nepal are eligible to participate in this program.

Students accepted into the JDP at Kathmandu University have a unique opportunity. They can spend an entire year studying at IITH in India. During this period, they will receive financial support in the form of scholarships from IITH, and vice versa. The main aim of this collaboration is to establish strong academic and research partnerships in areas of mutual interest to both universities. They aim to leverage their combined talents and resources to conduct high-quality research.

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Starting in August 2023, IITH will also welcome ten final-year BTech students from Kathmandu University. These students will have the opportunity to work on research projects, gaining valuable experience. Beside this, IITH will also open its doors to undergraduate students from KU for short research internships.

To further strengthen their partnership, both universities have agreed to exchange faculty members. This means that professors and researchers from one university will collaborate with the other university on important challenges in their respective countries. They are also planning to expand their ongoing collaboration, especially in fields such as Medical Technology, Yoga, and Heritage Science.

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Vice-Chancellor Bhola Thapa of Kathmandu University is excited about the opportunities this collaboration offers. He believes that they can achieve great things together, including faculty exchanges, joint research programs, and providing international internships. He encourages both institutions to work together towards becoming global leaders in education.

S. Murty, the director of IITH, also commends the partnership with KU. He highlights that IITH has similar programs with universities in Australia and Taiwan, underscoring their commitment to international collaboration. By teaming up with KU, they aim to contribute to the development of their region and empower students to drive positive changes in technology for the betterment of humanity.

Pankaj Luitel is a graduate from Manipur University and loves reading and writing. At MountainEcho, Pankaj contributes to the content team efforts and regularly writes for our website

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