With the motive of imparting quality improvement and knowledge up-gradation training to the universities and college teachers, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur is all set to open an extension centre in Chhattisgarh. In this regard, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Chhattisgarh government to and institute to open states first centre for excellence in human resource development.
The Extension Centre will conduct programmes for imparting training and developing entrepreneurship in the State and partner with the State or entrepreneurs and industry for developing grassroots- level technologies.
The institute will offer part-time programmes leading to awards or qualifications at the Masters and higher or equivalent levels, within the framework of IIT Kharagpurs academic norms and regulations, for teachers at all levels serving universities and colleges and polytechnics.
The IIT Kharagpur will also offer M.Tech. programmes in the video conferencing mode, through the Centre, during the weekends to suitably qualified candidates working in engineering colleges, State government agencies and public/ private industries in the State.
Under the MoU, the state government will make available the requisite land, buildings and related infrastructure, including furniture etc. as per the norms set by IIT Kharagpur, so that the centre could be operational.